Title: Islander (Anna Maria, Fla. : 1992)
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Publication Date: September 9, 2009
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VOLUME 17, NO. 44

Galati Yacht Sales
named top boat
dealer. Page 12


the news ...
Pipeline sand bound
for Coquina. Page 3

Meetings: The gov-
ernment calendar.
Page 3

Cafe on the Beach
disputes income
claim. Page 4

Op/ed: The Islander
opinion, readers'
opinions. Page 6

( hi..dii",. president
to walk red carpet.
Page 9

What to do. Plus the
when and where.
Page 18

The Island police
Page 18

AME counts
Fall Festival.
Page 19

Texas tea talk
Sandscript. P

Fishing is go(
snook season
Page 21

down to

Request in to declare Musil-Buehler dead

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A filing seeks to have a court declare
missing motel owner Sabine Musil-Buehler
The filing, by attorneys representing
Tom Buehler, was posted at the Manatee
County Judicial Center Sept. 3.
Tom Buehler is the estranged husband
of Musil-Buehler. The two separated but
did not divorce and maintained a business
partnership in Haley's Motel in Holmes

On Nov. 6, 2008, Musil-Buehler was
reported missing.
She has not been seen or heard from since
that week in November.
The court filing
"---- seeks to have Musil-
,r Buehler, whose 50th
birthday passed in July,
,' declared dead, leaving
Buehler as her heir and
(-/ ', ly8.-. the beneficiary of her
/ life insurance.
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Pipeline sand to nourish

Coquina, not Anna Maria

By Rick Catlin
in Islander Reporter
)age 20 Property owners in Anna Maria living
with eroded beaches might be a bit discour-
aged to learn that none of the sand dredged
by the Port Dolphin natural gas pipeline
project will nourish their beach.
od, Instead, said Manatee County Natural
starts. Resources director Charlie Hunsicker, any
sand dredged by the Port Dolphin pipeline
project is earmarked first for renourish-
BiZ ment of Coquina Beach, not other Island

New moves in the
business community.
Page 22

Soccer season kicks
off. Page 23

Puzzle? Try our
crossword. Page 23

On Sept. 3, county commissioners
agreed to a Florida Department of Envi-
ronmental Protection proposal to allow
Port Dolphin LLC to install a natural gas
pipeline to Port Manatee from a pumping
station 30 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico
to Port Manatee in exchange for the beach
quality sand removed during installation of
the pipeline.
Any sand removed by the Port Dolphin

project expected to start in 2011 will be
used on the Coquina Beach shore, Hunsicker
A Manatee County press release on Sept.
2 said the sand would be used to renourish
"all Island beaches," raising some hopes for
beleaguered Anna Maria residents, but did not
specifically mention which beaches would
Hunsicker said that at one point during
negotiations with Port Dolphin LLC, Mana-
tee County considered using the sand for the
Islandwide renourishment project, but the
county since learned there's not enough sand
in the pipeline location for the Islandwide
The Port Dolphin project will bring in only
about 300,000 cubic yards of sand, according
to Hunsicker.
"The Islandwide project needs 2 million
cubic yards, while the Coquina Beach renour-
ishment effort requires only 200,000 cubic

Florida law, a person missing for five years
can be declared dead. But through the courts,
a presumptive death certificate can be issued
under certain circumstances.
Authorities too have said they suspect
Musil-Buehler is dead, and have long inves-
tigated her disappearance as a possible homi-
cide, though no charges have been filed in the
The man authorities have identified as a
person of interest in the disappearance, as well
as the November 2008 arson at Haley's Motel,

Trolley donation

boxes installed
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Fans of the fare-free Island trolley can
now donate to keep the trolley h1ui'in.' along
from one end of the Island to the other.
Donation boxes in the place of fare col-
lection boxes were installed last week on all
six Island trolleys, said David Teitelbaum, a
Bradenton Beach resort owner who is spear-
heading the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce effort to raise money to keep the
trolley a free service to the public.
Manatee County administrator Ed Hunze-
ker earlier this year said he wanted to institute
a fare for trolley riders to keep operating costs
But a last-ditch effort by Teitelbaum and
the chamber resulted in a compromise. Hun-
zeker agreed to give the chamber one year to
raise $100,000 toward trolley operating costs
in the county's 2010-11 budget. Otherwise,
no more free rides.
"This is not for a fare, it's a donation
box," said Teitelbaum. "The sign on the box
says 'Help support the free Anna Maria Island
trolley. Please donate what you can.'"
In addition to the donation boxes, adver-
tising is now being sold both inside and out-
side the trolley. Those proceeds also will go
toward the chamber fundraising effort.
Teitelbaum, who is a board member of the
Manatee County Tourist Development Coun-
cil, said the TDC has pledged $40,000 in the
2010-11 budget. The chamber has to come up
with $60,000.
In the county's proposed 2009-10

Donation boxes were installed on all six fare
free Island trolleys last week as part of an
effort by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce to keep the trolley operating as a
free service. Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

SEPT. 9, 2009

2 0 SEPT. 9, 2009 0 THE ISLANDER


was sent to prison for 13.5 years on an unrelated
William Cumber, 39, pleaded guilty to violating
the terms of his probation on a 2005 arson convic-
In May, Cumber was sentenced to prison for that
violation, with Circuit Court Judge Gilbert Smith
saying, "This court is not involved in rehabilita-
tion.... This is a court of punishment."
Cumber had met Musil-Buehler prior to his con-
viction in the 2005 fire, and, by the time he left a St.
Petersburg work release program and began serving
probation, he had saved money to rent a house on
Magnolia Avenue in Anna Maria to share with Musil-
Buehler. At the time, she was living apart from Tom
On Nov. 6, 2008, Tom Buehler reported Musil-
Buehler missing after learning from police that
Robert Corona was arrested fleeing from her car in
Corona, who has pleaded guilty to charges
associated with the car theft, first told authorities
he was in a bar on 14th Street West in Bradenton,
where he was given the key to the car to go buy
drugs. Later he told authorities he found the car
behind The Gator Lounge on 14th Street with the
key in the ignition.
Authorities found small amounts of Musil-
Buehler's blood along with some of her posses-
sions in the car, and the Manatee County Sheriff's
Office began treating the disappearance as a pos-
sible homicide.
Cumber, who is appealing his sentence, has said
he last saw Musil-Buehler on Nov. 4, when she left
their rented home in Anna Maria after an argument
about Cumber smoking a cigarette.
In court, in May, he told the judge that when she
was reported missing, "Who do they want to decapi-
tate over the situation? Me."

Pipeline sand for Coquina Beach
yards," he said.
"It was not advantageous to place that sand in a
storage location to wait for the Islandwide effort,"
Hunsicker said. "It would wash away too quickly to
still be available in a few years."
The Sept. 2 press release said Port Dolphin LLC
"is expected to share in the cost for studies, permits
and construction of the renourishment project, though
specifics have not been reached."
Port Dolphin officials previously had agreed
to move the pipeline route from just a few hundred
yards north of Bean Point in Anna Maria to about two
miles north of the Island.
The agreement now heads to the U.S. Coast
Guard, which will take public comment before
making a decision. The Coast Guard is the final gov-
ernment authority over the Intracoastal Waterway.
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, however, is expected
to put his stamp of approval on the project on Sept.
14, Hunsicker said.
Port Dolphin would then be able to start its proj-
ect if the Coast Guard approves. The deadline for
comment to the Coast Guard is Sept. 11, noted Hun-
sicker. A decision from the Coast Guard is expected
no later than Oct. 26, he said.
If the Coast Guard approves the agreement, Hun-
sicker said he and marine engineers plan to inspect
the sand along the pipeline route in November for
quality. The sand has to meet certain criteria for use
in a federal- or state-funded renourishment project.
Hunsicker said preliminary findings indicate
the sand will meet renourishment standards for the
Island, but the original estimate was that there would
be about 2.7 million cubic yards of sand. A later esti-
mate corrected that amount to 300,000 cubic yards.
"We need to get moving as fast as possible on
this," Hunsicker said. "The Coquina Beach project
is already in the permit phase."
But the planned renourishment of Island beaches

in Holmes Beach and Anna Maria, including the area
between the Rod & Reel Pier and Bean Point in Anna
Maria, won't start until 2014-15, Hunsicker said.
Hunsicker said the Coquina Beach project has
to be completed before the Islandwide project can
begin. Some preliminary work, however, has been
done on the Islandwide effort, he indicated.
Anna Maria residents and Mayor Fran Barford
had been hopeful the Islandwide project could start
in 2012 or earlier.
Although Barford was on vacation last week and
could not be reached for comment, she likely will
be disappointed to learn that Anna Maria's beaches
won't be renourished until 2014-15.
The mayor was instrumental in having the DEP
declare the beach along the city's east shore as "criti-
cally eroded." That change allowed the area to be
eligible for federal and state renourishment, and to
funded along with the next Islandwide renourishment
Without that coastline designation by the DEP,
any renourishment effort in the area would have to
come from city funds or through a private, resident
Anna Maria City Commissioner and Vice Mayor
John Quam, however, said he was aware that the
Coquina Beach renourishment effort would be com-
pleted before the Islandwide project, but he antici-
pated that Islandwide renourishment might begin
as early as 2012, not 2014 as announced by Hun-
"I'd like to see more details before making a
comment" about the delay, Quam said.
Hunsicker said the DEP is ready to put the per-
mitting process for the Port Dolphin pipeline sand
at the top of its permit list, including the dredging
"We could be dredging sand for Coquina Beach
as early as 2011," he said.
Anyone interested in commenting on the Port
Dolphin project can go online to www.regulations.
gov and click on "Submit a Comment."

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SEC sues Island man on fraud charges

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Securities and Exchange Commission on
Sept. 1 accused an Island resident and businessman
of selling unregistered securities.
The complaint, filed in federal court in New
York state by SEC attorneys Robert Blackburn
and Leslie Hughes, names six defendants: Doyle
Scott Elliott of Holmes Beach, Scott Elliott Inc.,
Michael J. Xirinachs of Dix Hills, N.Y., Emerald
Asset Advisors Inc., Robert L. Weidenbaum of
Coral Gables and CLX & Associates Inc.
Elliott said, "I didn't do it. I didn't sell unregis-
tered securities... I invest my money and only my
"The stock that I bought was from a 2006 bank-
ruptcy filing," he said, adding that he has contacted
his lawyer and plans to challenge the complaint.
The 22-page SEC complaint alleges that Elliott
and others helped a company wrongfully issue more
than 21 billion shares of stock.
The complaint reads, "This case involves unreg-
istered distributions and offerings of the shares of
Universal Express Inc. by the defendants in violation
of the registration provisions of the federal securi-
ties laws. Defendants received more than 21 billion
shares of Universal Express, which they promptly
sold to public buyers on the over-the-counter market,
generating proceeds of approximately $34 million."
The complaint went on to state that the defen-
dants violated multiple sections of federal securities
law, that defendants should be barred "from partici-
pating in any offering of penny stock" and that defen-
dants should be required to pay civil penalties and
"disgorge all ill-gotten gains."
Universal Express, according to the complaint,
is a Nevada corporation headquartered in New York
City. In 2007, the SEC won a judgment against Uni-
versal Express for making false statements and sell-
ing unregistered stock.
The new complaint states that from 2004 to 2007,
common shares of Universal Express were traded in
the over-the-counter market at prices ranging from
.0001 to .06 per share.
The SEC alleges that Elliott entered into an
agreement with Universal Express to buy shares at a
discount on the market price in exchange for cash.
The complaint then states: "Between Feb. 5,
2004, and March 9, 2007, Universal Express sold to
Elliott or SEI approximately 4,706,506,109 shares

Trolley donations sought
budget, the TDC will contribute $26,000 toward
trolley operating costs, while each Island city
has budgeted $8,000. Hunzeker said the amount
needed from the Island would double in the 2010-
11 budget.
In addition to the donation boxes, Teitelbaum is
planning the Anna Maria Island Real Florida Fes-
tival in April 2010 and April 2011 to raise money
for the chamber's share of trolley operating costs.
A portion of the festival proceeds will be donated
to charity, he said.
Teitelbaum hopes to make the festival an annual
"The free trolley is such an integral part of the
Island and our economy. We have to do everything
we can to keep it operating fare-free," he said.
"We're just asking people to donate if they
And some people have heeded the request.
Several trolley drivers reported last week that
donations were steady.
One driver said he collected more than $5 in
his box on a shift, while another said he had about
$4. Most of the donations are loose coins, the driver
Linda and Amos Kryzinski, visiting the Island
from Cincinnati, Ohio, said they put a few dollars in
the box.
"Anything we can do to help. We love the free
trolley. It's one of the reasons we come here every
year," said Linda.

Scott Elliott's Key Royale home was searched by
the FBI in February. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff
... that the company issued in approximately 203
certificates either directly in the names of Elliott
or SEI, or indirectly to Elliott or SEI in the names
of clearing firms or the various brokerage firms
where Elliott or SEI owned brokerage accounts.
"Elliott and SEI acquired these 4.7 billion
shares directly from Universal Express in trans-
actions not involving any public offering by the
Elliott and SEI sold into the public market more
than 4 billion shares for proceeds of about $14 mil-
lion, according to the SEC complaint.
Then, the complaint continues, "Elliott and SEI
directed payments of approximately $8,072,155 to
Universal Express to pay for the shares that they
Elliott said the filing of the complaint did not
surprise him.
"I gave a deposition to them two years ago on
this matter," he said. "I always answer every question
they have. I cooperate."
In late February, Elliott went on trial in Phoenix
in another SEC-related case that concluded in his
"I won," Elliott said at the time. "I was vindi-
cated. We had a good feeling about it.... There was
no stock fraud."
The SEC had alleged that officers with iBIZ
schemed to inflate the company stock price and
that Elliott helped sell shares when they reached
high levels 182.4 million shares that generated
$886,800 for the company and $383,467 for Elliott.
The other defendants in that case negotiated set-
tlements and were ordered to give back their profits
with interest owed.

Bridge work ahead
Maintenance work will begin Sept. 14 on the Cortez
Bridge on State Road 684/Cortez Road into Bra-
denton Beach. The Florida Department of Trans-
portation announced that painting on the bridge
will require some short closures and single-lane
traffic operations through Oct. 5, with work con-
tinuing into December. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

Elliott, however, went to trial before Judge James
A. Teilborg, claiming that the SEC's complaint was
"I didn't do anything wrong so I didn't settle,"
Elliott has said.
On Feb. 27, an eight-member jury returned a
decision favoring Elliott.
Last week, Elliott said he was facing a similar
situation with the newly filed complaint.
"This is the same thing as Phoenix, which I won,"
he said.
At the same time Elliott was appearing before a
jury in Arizona, the FBI executed search warrants at
Elliott's home on Key Royale Drive and his business
office on Gulf Drive.
FBI officials declined to say last week whether
the execution of warrants was related to the SEC's
current case.
At the time of the searches, Bryan Travers, a
spokesman for the FBI in Newark, N.J., said, "I'm
not specific on the locations, but we did execute some
search warrants in Florida. And that's about all I can
tell you."
At that time, Elliott said the FBI was investigat-
ing 70 publicly traded companies, including four that
Elliott had financed, and that he was "cooperating
with the FBI as a witness."
Elliott said he hasn't "heard a peep" about the
FBI's work and didn't think the warrants were related
to the SEC case.


Anna Maria City
Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m., budget hearing.
Sept. 10, 7 p.m., city commission work ses-
Sept. 15, 6:30 p.m., planning and zoning
board meeting.
Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m., final budget hearing.
Sept. 24, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-
708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

Bradenton Beach
Sept. 9, 7 p.m., budget hearing.
Sept. 14, 3 p.m., ScenicWAVES meeting.
Sept. 16, 9 a.m., special master session.
Sept. 17, 1 p.m., city commission meeting.
Sept. 23, 7 p.m., final budget hearing.
Sept. 29, 1 p.m., city commission work meet-
Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.,
941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

Holmes Beach
Sept. 9, 6 p.m., city commission budget hear-
Sept. 9, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Sept. 17, 10 a.m., code enforcement board
Sept. 22, 7 p.m., city commission meeting.
Sept. 24, 9 a.m., board of adjustment meeting.
Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive,
941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

West Manatee Fire Rescue District
Sept. 17, 6 p.m., district commission meeting.
WMFR Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach, 941-741-3900.

Of Interest
Through Sept. 15, noon, qualifying period
for city commission candidates in Anna Maria.
Sept. 14, noon-Sept. 18, noon, qualifying
period for city commission candidates and mayoral
candidates in Bradenton Beach.
Sept. 16, 2 p.m., Barrier Island Elected Of-
ficials meeting, Bradenton Beach City Hall.
Sept. 21, 2:30 p.m., Island Transportation
Planning Organization meeting, Holmes Beach
Send notices to Lisa Neffat lisaneff@islander.

4 0 SEPT. 9, 2009 U THE ISLANDER

Cafe on Beach disputes income claim

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Gene Schaefer of PS. Beach Associates Inc. finds
he's saying "no" quite often lately.
As in "no," the company he and wife Dee Perci-
field-Schaefer run did not sell Cafe on the Beach for
a sum of $650,000 in November 2003, as mentioned
in several county documents.
"That absolutely didn't take place," Schaefer said
last week. He's said that to a number of Cafe on the
Beach patrons and others who read the local press.
P.S. Beach did enter an agreement to subcontract
operations of the kitchens at Manatee Public Beach
and Coquina Beach, Schaefer said, but the dollars
earned are much less than $650,000, and he wants
Manatee County officials to acknowledge such.
P.S. Beach has a license agreement with the
county for the concessions at the two county-main-
tained beaches.
Earlier this summer, the county board of com-
missioners, with Commissioner Carol Whitmore
opposed, dismissed an option to renew its contract
with PS. Beach and authorized its staff to prepare to
solicit bids for the concessions.
A county memo recommending that action stated,
"It may be timely to explore the strength of competi-
tive interest in this opportunity at the end of the cur-
rently extended license. PS. Beach Associates would,
of course, be invited to participate in that process.
The memo states, "The results of a recent tele-
phone survey of similar agreements in nearby coun-
ties demonstrated a seemingly greater willingness by
commercial interests for public/private partnership.
Such a new ... opportunity, with a provision for pri-
vate capital investment, could significantly expand
revenues to the county through a more competitive
license agreement."
There was a response to that commission vote -
a petition drive to keep Cafe on the Beach operating
and a flurry of letters and calls from customers sup-
porting the restaurant and the Schaefers.
County administrator Ed Hunzeker responded to
the outcry, emphasizing in letters to Island newspa-
pers the government "responsibility to the taxpayers
of Manatee County to maximize whatever revenue
can be earned for the benefit of county residents."
"It's worth noting, public records show Dee
Percifield-Schaefer of P. S. Beach Associates sub-
contracted operations of Cafe on the Beach to another
entity in November 2003 for the sum of $650,000,"
Hunzeker wrote. "At present, she is operationally
involved in only the gift shop the Cafe and kitchen
are run by another company. This would indicate that
six years ago, this concession was worth $650,000,
a sum far greater than the amount paid annually to
Manatee County by P S. Beach Associates."
Following that statement, the Schaefers began
fielding questions from customers and expressed
concern that the public, and perhaps county com-
missioners, were misinformed about their role in the
concession and their income.
"We just hope that none of the county commis-
sioners were encouraged to go out to public bid at this
time rather than renewal because of this misunder-
standing over the $650,000," Gene Schaefer said.
The county, however, noted the dollar figure was
based on a public record.
Last week, Hunzeker said, "There is no debate
- the facts come from PS. Beach Associates' own
financial reports."
Public records indicate that the company now
incorporated as PS. Beach Associates received per-
mission from the county in June 1992 to fulfill the
remainder of a contract for the beach concession pre-
viously held by H&H Concession.
PS. Beach and the county entered into a license
agreement in October 1998 that provided for P.S.
Beach to operate a gift shop and the food establish-
ments at Manatee and Coquina beaches.
The agreement provided options for two five-year
In November 2003, county commissioners
approved a resolution that allowed PS. Beach Asso-

Early Saturday diners at Cafe on the Beach at Manatee Public Beach. The county has plans to seek bids
on the concession in Holmes Beach, as well as the concession in Bradenton Beach at Coquina. Islander

Photo: Lisa Neff
ciates to subcontract the restaurant concessions with
Cafe on the Beach LLC.
A June 11 county memo proposing the solicitation
of bids on the concession refers to the subcontracting
and states that "now PS. Beach Associates operate
the gift shop only.... The Schaefers now maintain
the license agreement with the county, receiving pay-
ments from the subcontractor, while maintaining a
minimal interest in the gift shop."
Gene Schaefer said the statement is incorrect and
that PS. Beach is involved in the day-to-day opera-
tions of the concessions at both locations.
"We're still the concessionaire and are respon-
sible for c % .i) Lhing that happens and we're the sole
point of contact for the county," Schaefer said. "Dee
is here most days. We watch the menu. We approve
the menu."
The June 11 memo, referring to the subcontract
between PS. Beach and Cafe on the Beach, also
states that financial statements for 2003 indicate "a
$650,000 sale on this transfer was realized."
The financial statement, filed with the county by
PS. Beach, references the sale of the restaurant in at
least two locations.
After reviewing the document last week, Gene
Schaefer said the bookkeeper erred in accounting for
the sale and that only the first allocation of $200,000
took place that year.
"We had to correct the sale on our tax statement,"
Schaefer said, but there was a change in bookkeepers
and no copy was sent to the county.
"We redid our income tax statement. We had to
correct it. The county quoted legitimately from what
they had, but it was incorrect."
He remained adamant that PS. Beach did not sell
the restaurant operations for $650,000 and provided
a copy of the subcontractor agreement.
That document contains an "Exhibit C" that
details the financial deal between PS. Beach and Cafe
on the Beach.
For equipment, furniture and fixtures, Cafe on the
Beach paid PS. Beach $80,000, as well as $80,000
for "good will/use of trade name" and $40,000 for
the subcontract/sublicense.
The subcontracting agreement also provided that
"if the first extension of the license with Manatee
County is granted, the subcontract/sublicense alloca-
tion will increase from $40,000 to $240,000. If the
second extension of the license with Manatee County
is granted, the subcontract/sublicense allocation will
increase from $240,000 to $490,000."
In June 2004, according to the county records,
the county commission approved the first option to
extend the license agreement with PS. Beach.
The board, in that vote, increased the annual
license fee from $127,600 to $175,000, with a 4 per-
cent annual increase, as well as increased the yearly
fee for alcohol sales from $12,000 to $18,000.

The agreement was scheduled to expire Oct.
31, 2009, although there was an option to renew for
another five years.
Commissioners extended the current contract to
July 2010 due to delays in renovation projects that
interfered with concession business.
Commissioners, however, have not voted to extend
the license agreement another five years. Instead the
county will issue the request for proposals.
Schaefer said that because the county declined to
move forward with a second extension of the license
agreement, the subcontract/sublicense allocation will
not increase from $240,000 to $490,000.
"It was not sold for $650,000," Schaefer reiter-
ated last week, firm in his position.
Hunzeker, too, remained firm.
He referred to the license agreement between the
county and PS. Beach that stipulates that the com-
pany submit an annual balance sheet prepared by an
independent certified public accountant.
Hunzeker said, "The official financial report PS.
Beach submitted to Manatee County in the first quar-
ter of 2004 for their 2003 operations lists on their
statement of revenue under 'Other Income: Sale of
Restaurant, $650,000.' The accounting firm that pre-
pared the report states in their cover letter: 'All infor-
mation included in these financial statements is the
representation of the management of the company,'
in other words, PS. Beach Associates.
"I presume that, in complying with the terms of
their agreement with Manatee County, PS. Beach
Associates has submitted accurate financial state-
ments on their concession operations at Manatee
County beaches."
The administrator added, "Regardless of what-
ever terms either of these two parties negotiated
between them, the fact remains that they both valued
this contract at $650,000 and that sum is documented
as revenue on the PS. Beach Associates financial
report to Manatee County government."
Looking forward on the issue, Hunzeker said, "But
really, the $650,000 and how it is arrived at is not the
issue at hand. Let me reiterate that the RFP process is
for the sole benefit of determining the value of an asset
held by the citizens of Manatee County regardless of
what value PS. BeachAssociates and Cafe on the Beach

Due to a reporter's error, an Aug. 26 story
about the Cafe on the Beach/PS. Beach Asso-
ciates incorrectly reported that the county said
the concessionaire subcontracted the conces-
sion in November 2003 for $650,000 a year. The
county said the concessionaire subcontracted
operations in November 2003 for the "sum of
$650,000," an amount disputed by PS. Beach.

Cafe on Beach dispute

LLC have agreed upon. There is no harm in benchmark-
ing the current value of this contract through the RFP
process.... All interested parties are invited to respond
- including P.S. Beach Associates."
P.S. Beach does plan to participate in the RFP
process, and Gene Schaefer stressed a "wonderful
working relationship with the county through two
public bids and 17 years of operation."
What might the RFP seek from a concession-
The county memo recommending the process
noted that a new license agreement might lead to
diversified revenue streams at the beaches "by adding
the possibility for cabana and chair rental, ATM and
vending machine revenues."
More recently, Whitmore asked Hunzeker and
county staff to consider several other elements in an
Whitmore was pushing for a five-year extension
with P.S. Beach but said last week, "I support the
current owners.... Unfortunately I don't have the
majority of the commission on this."
So she drafted a proposal for the RFP because
she wants to see the atmosphere at the concessions

remain the same.
Whitmore said she wants to make sure that the
request calls for continuing the all-you-can-eat pan-
cake breakfast at the Manatee Public Beach, the pro-
hibition of straws in drinks, limiting alcohol sales
to beer and wine, the regular presence by owners,

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Whitmore also suggested considering separate
concessions for Manatee and Coquina beaches.
"They have different characteristics," she said.

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Change and challenge
If you don't routinely watch the Sunday Morning
news show on CBS TV, you're missing a great little
slice of the news, the gentler side of the hard news, the
friendlier side of the curious news, and you're miss-
ing a treat in the delivery of Charles Osgood, who
took over the 30-year show from Charles Kuralt.
It lacks the goofy, ann, \l inc. overworked banter
that prevails on the local news scene.
This Sunday, Osgood sported a regal, purple bow
tie in recognition of the show's 30 years and a salute
to Sunday Morning's own work force during those
years, featuring some changes they've seen and a
look at some challenges for the future.
We look back, too, to see an Anna Maria Island
that has evolved. Our lives are busier, there's more
of almost c \ Llinnh traffic, residents and visitors,
although there's fewer mosquitoes.
If we honor the work done on Anna Maria Island
in the past 30 years, 50 years, or just since we started
up as a newspaper 17 years ago, we can cite some
remarkable changes. And preservation, too.
One writer who lived here long ago captured the
essence of the Island that perseveres and proposed a
slogan: "I love Anna Maria."
Thirty years ago you couldn't find a copy of
Wyatt Blassingame's story, "Anna Maria, I Love
You," or "The Bay is Full of Rum," but today, with
daughter Peggy's permission, both are found on The
Islander Web site.
Couldn't go there 50 years ago. Or 30 years ago.
Or 17 years ago.
The advances in t1. _hnolo 1' have been huge.
But people are people. Passions on Anna Maria
Island for the environment, for peaceful enjoyment,
for the waters that surround us, for life, carry us for-
Consider what Blassingame told us:
"If you unscrew a screwball anywhere in the
United States, blindfold him, turn him around twice
and turn him loose, he'll wind up in Anna Maria.
"The big difference between this island and a city
is that here you can know any types of individuals
you want to know the new and the old, the cracked
and the uncracked.
"I love it."
That passion endures, through changing times,
tough times, new challenges and, hopefully, for years
to come.
It's hard work to maintain that love affair, and
we salute all those who toil alongside us.

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We are grateful for the love and support of many
during the difficult time of the death of Duane White
of Bradenton Beach.
We wish to thank Shannon Funeral Home for
getting Duane to his resting place. Wife Mary and
children would like to thank all the friends and neigh-
bors at Sandpiper Resort for their help with special
thanks to Bill and Collen for tending Duane's cats.
Thanks also to Manatee County emergency medical
We would like to thank Hackemer Funeral Home,
Warsaw, N.Y., the Rev. Lauren Turn for a heartfelt
service, the U.S. military members for the patriotic
service, and the Warsaw Veterans Club for the won-
derful attention and luncheon.
Thank you to all.
The family of Duane A. White

Fitness thanks
AMI Fitness would like to thank all our members
and guests who helped celebrate our grand opening
in our new location, 5364 Gulf Drive in the S&S
Special thanks to Mondher Kobrosly, Hichem
Boutiba, Michelle Rynerson, Becky Garbus, The
Islander, Island Lumber, Minnie's Cafe, Mike and
Nancy Deal, Walter Kramer, Connie Brewer, Stepha-
nie and Paul Kotlarczyk, B.J. and Glenn Vergason,
Andi O'Neil, Joe Butrum, Alice Newlon and Joanne
Kip Lalosh, AAMI Fitness

Soup is on
I read with interest the Sandscript column written
by Paul Roat. He wrote, "Anybody ever try coquina
soup? Probably not."
Well, years ago, as a young lady I'm 65 now

- I vacationed with my sister, 10 years older than
me, and her growing family on Treasure Island.
We gathered coquinas by the bucketful, added
carrots and celery delicious.
I have talked about it all my life just ask my
Gail Hanson Holzapfel, Bradenton

Market thanks
The Bridge Street merchants and myself thank
Jim Toomey for allowing us to use his lot on Bridge
Street to hold the Bridge Street Market during the
past year.
It was a wonderful location and brought our
Island community and our guests together, plus
helped local vendors.
We are grateful to have someone who is so caring
about the Island be a part of our business commu-
For those reading this and wondering if the market
will continue, the answer is yes, just in another loca-
So, please, join me in thanking Jim Toomey for
the use of the lot, and wish him well in his new ven-
ture when you see him.
Nancy Ambrose, Bridge Street Market coordina-

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Merchant seeks beer sales

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Visitors to Bridge Street have an easy time find-
ing a spot to sip a beer or sample a wine.
So why is one of the newest stops on Bradenton
Beach's main commercial strip having trouble secur-
ing a license to sell beer and wine?
"I' ve run into a stumbling block," said Jo Ann
Meilner, co-owner of the Back Alley art gallery and
cafe, 121 Bridge St.
The stumbling block is a provision in the city's
land development code, which states, "Minimum
separation requirement for establishments serving
alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption and
located within the Bridge Street, First Street North,
Third Street South or Gulf Drive historic old town
overlay districts are as follows:
"(1) No establishment, located in any of these his-
toric old town overlay districts, and in which alcoholic
beverages are served for on-site consumption, shall be
located closer than 200 feet to any another establishment
serving alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption."
The provision dates back to 1999, but, since then,
beer and wine licenses have been secured by several


lishments on Bridge Street within 200 feet of
businesses with such licenses.
[eilner raised the issue with the Bradenton
h City Commission Sept. 3.
[ would like your help in solving this problem,"
leilner, who believes the sale of beer and wine
I help her business but, unlike prior merchants,
ad trouble securing a license.
['d like you to perhaps direct staff to come up with
age in this part of the code," Meilner said.
commissioners seemed amenable to aiding Meil-

['m surprised that's even there," said Commis-
r Janie Robertson.
I don't know why" it is, said Meilner, a member
city planning and zoning board. "But I seem to
one having my feet held to the fire."
commissioner John Shaughnessy acknowledged
her's point about the sale of alcohol on Bridge
t and indicated his support for her business.
We have to support the merchants on Bridge
L," Shaughnessy said.
[ayor Michael Pierce added, "We' 11 definitely
nto that."

More PAR for Pine
Pine Avenue Restoration
LLC last week continued
construction of its retail-
office-residential project on
Pine Avenue with the demo-
lition of buildings at 401
Pine Ave. formerly occupied
by Island Podiatry and Lor-
Ells and Sara's Hair Design.
Those businesses have
moved to PAR's Cozy Corner
at 315 and 317 Pine Ave.
Islander Photo: Rick Catlin

In the Sept. 8, 1999, issue of
The Islander, headlines announced:
Charges against Anna Maria building official
Phil Charnock for brandishing a handgun in a road-
rage incident Aug. 6 on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge
were lowered by assistant state attorney Bruce Lee
to improper exhibition of a firearm, a misdemeanor
charge. Lee said the decision was based on statements
from Charnock and the victim, Sam Lawton.
Holmes Beach police were investigating two separate
incidents in which two girls, ages 9 and 14, were sexually
assaulted and their residences burglarized. The incidents took
place in early July andAugust Police Chief Jay Romine said a
possible suspect, WilliamT. Phillips, was arrestedAug. 22 by
Holmes Beach police for prowling, battery on a police officer
and resisting arrest with violence.
Anna Maria Mayor Chuck Shumard said he declined
to pursue a possible purchase by the city of six vacant lots
across from the city pier on the northwest comer of the Pine
Avenue-Bay Boulevard intersection for public use because
the city couldffn't afford the $1.1 million price. Two years
earlier, the lots were offered to the city for $175,000.

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8 0 SEPT. 9, 2009 0 THE ISLANDER

Island land values continue downward slide

By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
As real estate prices on Anna Maria Island and
indeed the nation have fallen dramatically since
2006, so too have real estate values.
For city coffers, ad valorem revenues are based
on the previous year's land values and the September
2009 figures from the MCPAO indicate the downward
spiral in land values and corresponding revenues to
each Island city will continue next year.
According to figures supplied by the Manatee
County Property Appraiser's Office, Anna Maria's
total assessed property values dropped by $81.3 mil-
lion in 2008-09. While the decline in the anticipated
2009-10 assessed value is $70 million from the pre-
vious year, it represents a two-year fall in revenues

Anna Maria looks to

adopt slim budget
By Rick Catlin
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria residents will have their chance to
discuss the city's proposed $2.086 million budget for
2009-10 starting at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 9.
That's the date city commissioners have set for
the first public hearing of what Mayor Fran Barford
has characterized as a "bare-bones budget," that pro-
vides for the health safety and welfare of the resi-
dents, but does not raise taxes.
Judging by the turnout Aug. 8 for the budget
workshop, however, city taxpayers are largely uncon-
cerned about the tax rate and spending plan for 2009-
10. The reserve fund was lowered from 37.8 percent
of the operating budget to 31.4 percent to maintain
the 1.7882 millage rate found in the present 2008-09
One member of the public, resident and business
owner Mike Coleman, attended the workshop.
A decline in revenues could have been offset by
an increase in taxes, but commissioners favored using
the reserve fund to keep the present 1.7882 millage
City Commissioner Dale Woodland, however, has
argued that the city will face an even bigger decline
in revenues next year and the time to start looking to
cut spending is now.
"What are we going to do next year?" Woodland
He said if revenues don't increase, the commis-
sion next year again will be looking to tap reserves
for operating funds.
At the July 23 budget meeting, commissioners
adopted a 1.9450 tentative millage rate. The com-
mission goal was to work to lower that rate. The
rate can only be lowered at the budget hearing, not
The first public hearing for the 2009-10 budget is
Sept. 9 at city hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, and a second
public hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 22, also
at city hall.

Bradenton Beach

budget hearing set
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach city commissioners will hold a
hearing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, on a proposed
2009-10 budget that would levy the same tax rate as
this year.
Commissioners in July voted to tap reserves to
deal with a projected decline in revenue in the next
fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1.
The commission also voted to set its tentative
millage rate at 2.1539 mills, the same as this year's
rate. The city could have adopted the higher rollback
rate for taxes, which is 2.304 mills.
A mill is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value
of property less any exemptions.
At the meeting in July, city clerk Nora Idso said

of 17.9 percent, and a corresponding $151.3 million
drop in assessed values.
But Anna Maria's financial condition next
year may not as grim as the outlook in Bradenton
Total assessed property values in that city
declined by $193.3 million between the 2007-08 tax
year and the 2009-10 year, a 26.6 percent drop.
Holmes Beach appears to be weathering the fall-
ing values better than its two Island neighbors, at least
according to the percentage of values between the
2007-08 tax year and 2009-10. The MCPAO reported
a two-year fall of $290.8 million in property values
in Holmes Beach, down 16.1 percent.
What the declining values mean for Island cities
is that there will be even less ad valorem revenue for

Three cities, three

budget hearings Sept. 9
Each of the Island cities will hold budget
hearings on Wednesday, Sept. 9.
The Anna Maria City Commission will
hold a hearing at 6:30 p.m. at city hall, 10005
Gulf Drive.
The Holmes Beach City Commission will
open its hearing at 6 p.m. at city hall, 5801
Marina Drive.
Bradenton Beach city commissioners will
hold a hearing at 7 p.m. at city hall, 107 Gulf
Drive N.

the proposed budget was "one of the hardest budgets
that I've ever had to put together."
If the city levies the tentative 2.1539 millage rate,
the local tax on a $400,000 home, without taking
exemptions into account, would be $861.56.
At this point in the budget adoption process, the
millage rate can be lowered, but not raised.
The preliminary budget's revenue forecast is for
$2,719,975 in revenue compared to $2,973,296 in
revenue this year.
Revenue declines are expected in property tax
collections, stormwater fees, licenses and permits,
court fines and interest earnings. Property tax collec-
tions are expected to fall from $1,278,776 this year
to $1,070,800 in the next fiscal year.
With the decline in revenues, the preliminary budget
also shows a decline in expenditures, from $3,152,125
this year to $2,795,096 in the new fiscal year.
The city plans to use $75,121 from the general
fund reserves to make up the deficit between the pro-
jected revenues and expenditures next year.
The city also turned to its reserves for $75,000
in funding this fiscal year.
The hearing will take place at city hall, 107 Gulf
Drive N.

Holmes Beach proposes

$7.8 million budget
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Holmes Beach city commissioners are consider-
ing a $7,865,490 budget for fiscal 2009-10.
This year's budget is $8,127,723.
A public hearing on the spending plan is sched-
uled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at city hall, 5801
Marina Drive.
The revenue portion of the budget provides for
$903,933 from state sources, $3,364,500 from local
sources and identifies $3,597,057 in carryovers and
Declines are projected in most revenue catego-
ries, including money from gas, sales and alcoholic
beverage taxes, construction permits and state rev-
enue sharing.
On the expense side, the budget provides $100,990
for the mayor/commission operations, $655,993 for
general government operations, $2,030,479 for the
police department, $1,964,364 for public works oper-

2010-11 city budgets and meeting the health, safety
and welfare needs of Island residents will likely be
a more challenging task than ever for elected offi-

The MCPAO assessed tax values:

Anna Maria:

Holmes Beach

Bradenton Beach

Tax year


nations, $145,027 for code enforcement and $391,000
for stormwater utility projects.
For each of the expense categories, the budget
shows increases in FICA contributions. The budget also
shows increased costs for insurance and most salaries.
Overall, expenses increased $11,553 for the police
department from this year to fiscal 2009-10 and $2,731
for the code enforcement department. Stormwater utility
funds were increased to allow the city to tackle drain-
age for three basins and engineering work for two other
basin projects in the next year.
But total expenses are down for several depart-
ments compared to this year. The mayor/commis-
sion budget decreased by $60,755 and the general
government budget dropped by $2,291. The public
works department budget went down $253,471, with
the biggest change in improvements funded with the
local option gas tax.
The proposed millage rate for 2009-10 is 1.7549
mills, which is higher than the 1.5989 rate set for this
year and last year, but lower than rates from 1997-
2007. For much of that period, the millage rate was
2 mills or more.

Chamber seeks

Bayfest vendors
Bayfest organizers will bring one of the
Island's most popular events back to Pine
Avenue in Anna Maria in October.
The two-day event, presented by the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce as a fund-
raiser for its programs and scheduled for Oct.
16-17, will again be free to the public.
Organizers currently are seeking vendors
for the Taste of the Island Food Court, as well
as arts, crafts and retail vendors.
There are two pricing plans for vendors, depend-
ing on whether they want to participate on both Oct.
16 and Oct. 17, or just one of the dates. Also, there is
no charge for nonprofit participants.
Bayfest will open with a kick-off party fea-
turing DJ Mike Sales at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16.
Bootleg, featuring local talent, will perform on
Friday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, Bayfest will feature
food, arts, crafts and retail vendors, live music,
children's activities and a classic car show.
Hours on Oct. 17 will be from 10 a.m. to 10
For more information about Bayfest, includ-
ing becoming a vendor or sponsor, call Cindy
Thompson at 941-761-4766 or e-mail Thomp-
son at islandfestivals@aol.com.

Warning notice on bay lifted
Manatee County Health Department officials on
Sept. 2 lifted a water quality warning for the waters
at the north portion of Bayfront Park in Anna Maria.
The advisory was issued Aug. 20.
The advisory was removed after tests revealed
the level of bacteria in the water was within the
standard for safe water as established by the Florida
Department of Environmental Protection and the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

THE ISLANDER U SEPT. 9, 2009 0 9

Brockman to take red carpet Emmy walk

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Alec Baldwin is expected to walk the red
As well as Charlie Sheen, Kevin Kline, Tina Fey,
Sally Field, Glenn Close, Holly Hunter and ...
... Mary Ann Brockman.
Brockman, president of the Anna Maria Island
Chamber of Commerce, will be attending the 61st
Primetime Emmy Award Show on Sept. 20 at the
Nokia Theatre LA in Los Angeles at the invite of her
son, Disney/ABC executive Kevin Brockman.
\ ly son called and asked me to go," Brockman
said, not matter-of-factly, as if she' d been invited to
a cheeseburger at Skinny's Place.
Brockman has traveled to Los Angeles for awards
programs in the past two prior Emmy shows, as
well as an Academy Awards presentation.
Her son, an executive vice president for global
communications for Disney/ABC, has taken a
number of family members to shows over the
"All of a sudden it is my turn," Brockman said
last week, the morning after she received her ticket
to fly first-class from Orlando to Los Angeles Sept.
When Brockman learned she would be attending
the awards show, she suggested to her son a repeat
of the Island-based contest to chose her dress for the
Academy Awards in 2002.
Islander readers, offered four evening gowns to
choose from, voted over a period of weeks for the
best dress for Brockman.
"We got more votes for my dress than the mayor
gets," Brockman joked.
But before the Emmy dress contest could be orga-
nized, Kevin Brockman told his mom that Emmy-
nominated costume designer Cate Adair would be
designing her dress.
The designer is best known for her trend-setting
work for "Desperate Housewives." Viewers of the
ABC TV show closely monitor and shop for -
what the women of Wisteria Lane wear.
Adair completed formal training in fashion
and costume design in her native Britain and
her credits include NBC's "The 70s" mini-series,
"The District" for CBS, Oprah Winfrey's "Before
Women Had Wings," the teen hit "I Know What
You Did Last Summer," "Beverly Hills Cop III"
and Dreamwork's "Win a Date with Tad Hamil-



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Anna Maria Island ( ih. ,,i.. i of Commerce presi-
dent Mary Ann Brockman and son Kevin Brockman
dressed to attend the Academy Awards in Los Ange-
les in March 2002. This month, mother and son will
be attending the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards.
Islander File Photo

"I went,' What?'" Brockman said after learning
from her son that Adair was designing her dress.

"I ran over to Bette Buckley and she measured
me up," Brockman said and then offered condolences.
Buckley died Aug. 29.
Brockman said she went to Buckley because "the
measurements have to be just right.... When I get out
there, that dress has to fit."
Field, Close, Hunter, Kyra Sedgwick, Mariska
Hargitay and Elisabeth Moss, all nominated for an
Emmy for lead actress in a drama series, are in the
dark as to who will win on Sept. 20. Brockman too
is in the dark about the color and style of her
"I'm very curious," she said. "But I have no
Her jewelry will be provided by "Jeweler to the
Stars" Harry Winston, and, like even the highest-
caliber actresses, Brockman must return the treasure
after the show.
"Now, I know I have to give that back," she
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Should Islanders watching the Emmy telecast
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L\~ciybody walks the red carpet," she said.
"And Kevin's always trying to get me in behind a
While Brockman said she is excited to again
experience the glitter and glamour of the Emmy
telecast and the Hollywood parties, she said she is
most eager to spend time with her son and his partner,
Dan Berendsen, who wrote "Hannah Montana: The
"I really, really look forward to spending time
with my son and his partner," Brockman said.
\ y husband Dan and I couldn't be more
excited," Kevin Brockman said. "It's one of the big-
gest thrills of the job to be able to share these kinds
of moments with my mom and other members of my
"But having her out here with us for more than
a week is more exciting than any of the parties, glitz
or glamour."
Brockman will return to Anna Maria Island Sept.
And she might require some time to adjust from
LA chic to Island casual.
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I came home from the Academy Awards, I was late
for work. I was waiting for the limo to pick me up,"
Brockman said. Then she laughed.

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Holmes Beach to recover a hatchling Sept. 5. Most of the hatchlings had emerged from the nest Sept. 1, but
Sterba found a few strays. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

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An enthusiastic quartet welcomed four lingering
loggerhead hatchlings from their nest to the surface
with multiple choruses of "Happy Birthday" Sept.
The chorus of friends from Lakeland had joined
members of the Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch on
Manatee Public Beach early Saturday to watch the
excavation of a sea turtle nest.
The nest hatched Sept. 1, but when AMITW
volunteers and the small crowd of eager onlookers
arrived for the excavation, they found tracks indicat-
ing that one loggerhead had emerged from the nest
just the night before.
Ann Horning, Debbie Krieger, Margaret Dasinger
and Sharman Bare began to sing, "Happy birthday to
Their voices carried out across the beach, where
others made their routine walk along the water, diners
at Cafe on the Beach sipped coffee and ate pancakes
and a few families set out beach chairs and towels on
the first day of the three-day holiday weekend.
The foursome would sing again.
As Sterba dug into the nest to tally the number
of shells for an AMITW count of how many hatch-
lings trekked to the sea, he found, one by one, four
With each discovery, someone in the crowd
shouted, "A turtle" and Horning, Krieger, Dasinger
and Bare sang, "Happy birthday to you. Happy birth-
day to you. Happy birthday little turtle. Happy birth-
day to you."
"We call ourselves the 'Beach Buddies,'" said
Horning, who was hosting her friends for the long
weekend at her condominium at Runaway Bay in
Bradenton Beach.
The women work at Gray Robinson law firm in

Nesting by the numbers
Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch reported 168
loggerhead sea turtle nests on the beach as of Sept.
AMITW also reported 126 false crawls. A
reported 8,522 hatchlings have crawled to the sea.
Nesting season continues through Oct. 31, with
40 nests left to hatch.

Turtle cam
A government-permitted Web cam on Big
Pine Key is providing an opportunity to view a
video of loggerhead hatchlings emerging from
a nest and crawling to the ocean.
The camera, equipped with infrared emit-
ters, was placed near a nest in mid-August to
provide a live video stream of activity.
Due to a technical problem, the camera did
not record footage of hatchlings emerging from
the first nest the lens was trained on.
But on Sept. 1, a nest hatched and the
camera recorded the adventure, which Internet
users can see at www.fla-keys.com/turtlecam.

"We work together and we play together," Horn-
ing said, adding that they had driven to the Island
after work Friday afternoon.
And Saturday morning played out perfectly
for the Island hostess and her friends. They saw a
dolphin swimming near shore, watched a sailboat
move slowly through calm Gulf waters, studied
the tracks of a hatchling that had crawled from
the dunes to the water and then watched the nest
"It's just perfect," Horning said.
Nearby, Nicole De Ocampo, 10, of Toronto, pho-
tographed Sterba at work.
"They're really cute," Nicole said of the hatch-
lings. "I've never seen them out of the ground. Just
aquariums and stuff."
Nicole's mother stood beside her. "It's not some-
thing we get to see," Teresa Krupa said. "So it's really
Shortly after Sterba and AMITW volunteer Betsy
Lynch counted the shells and announced that the nest
yielded a total of 92 hatchlings, including the four
stragglers, a group of sleepy-eyed Girl Scouts from
Bloomingdale arrived on the shore to learn about
Just before AMITW executive director Suzi Fox
began the educational talk, the Beach Buddies again
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By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The Manatee County Board of Commission-
ers conceptually agreed Sept. 3 to join in talks with
Holmes Beach officials seeking to annex the area
west of the Anna Maria Island Bridge.
Earlier this summer, Holmes Beach city commis-
sioners unanimously approved a resolution inviting
the county to negotiate a change in boundaries for the
Kingfish Boat Ramp area, as well as the area on the
south side of Manatee Avenue west of the bridge.
Holmes Beach long believed that the county-oper-
ated boat ramp was within city limits, but a survey
several years ago indicated the property, which is
owned by the Florida Department of Transportation,
is unincorporated Manatee County.
Since the survey, Holmes Beach officials have
made attempts to persuade county officials to allow
the city to annex the land, which serves as a gateway
to the Island and Holmes Beach.
Last week, county commissioners voted unani-
mously for staff to draft a resolution identifying
issues for negotiation, including any other areas that
might be considered in a boundary change or other
parties that might have a say.
"I can't really see at this time other areas or par-
ties," but the county should make sure, said deputy
county attorney Maureen Sikora.
"What's before you today is the first step in a
series of steps that could lead to an agreement and
annexation of this area," Sikora added.
The county commission still will need to adopt
a resolution before negotiations with Holmes Beach
get under way.
The county commission decision to move for-
ward reverses a decision reached in November 2006,
when a differently composed board rejected the city's
request to a voluntary annexation of Kingfish.
The reason for that rejection was reviewed last

t in works
week. Commissioners at the time were concerned that
if Holmes Beach annexed the area, city regulations
would be applied that might interfere with renova-
tions or operations of the boat ramp.
Holmes Beach officials have said the city's primary
interest in annexing Kingfish is public safety, maintain-
ing that the Holmes Beach Police Department, because
of its location, is better positioned to police the area than
the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.
Early in the discussion Sept. 3, County Com-
missioners Carol Whitmore and John Chappie, both
Island residents, said they supported Holmes Beach's
Whitmore said she has heard from people who
waited more than an hour for law enforcement to
respond to a minor accident near the bridge.
Chappie said, "Whenever you are ready to move
this forward.... This has always been considered part
of Holmes Beach. It's a safety issue. They are the first
responders. Or should be. We need to move forward
with this."
Commissioner Joe McClash said he too was com-
fortable moving forward, provided that any agree-
ment emphasized that the purpose of annexation is
for policing powers.
"Give us a comfort level," McClash said.
Sikora said, "At this point, I think all issues could
be on the table."
Holmes Beach Mayor Rich Bohnenberger and
Holmes Beach Police Chief Jay Romine also sought
to provide McClash some comfort.
"The city has no interest in managing the King-
fish Boat Ramp," he said. "There is no revenue ben-
efit to us.... It's purely a public safety matter."
"This is not a power grab by any sense of the
imagination," Romine said.
"It's simply a matter of logistics," he added. "The
boat ramp is sitting right there adjacent to our juris-

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Preliminary boating plan passes DEP review

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A draft master recreational boating plan from
Bradenton Beach passed an early review with the
Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
City project/program manager Lisa Marie Phil-
lips returned from a meeting with DEP at which she
was told the document is "the best plan they've ever
seen at a pre-application meeting."
Phillips stressed "pre-application." The plan,
which outlines the city's goal of establishing a moor-
ing field south of the Historic Bridge Street Pier, is a
draft and the city has not made formal application to
the DEP
The DEP also did not object to the city's plan to
place 27 mooring balls or mooring sites in the area.
City officials had wondered if the proposed number
would be too high.
The next stage, said Phillips, would be to gain
the city commission's approval to proceed with a
mooring field feasibility study, which would involve
reconvening a volunteer mooring field committee.
In late June, city commissioners approved a
broad-stroke draft, a week ahead of the deadline
to submit the plan to the state for a preliminary
Also in the city's plan is a proposal for a non-
motorized boat launch at Herb Dolan Park.
Phillips announced the DEP preliminary review
during a meeting of the city pier team Sept. 3 at city
Also during the meeting, the pier team discussed
two applications for events the Bridge Street
Market and activities that are part of a proposal for
the Real Florida Festival next April.
The city commission is expected to consider the
applications Sept. 17.
The Bridge Street Market, which took place on

a number of Saturdays this past year, needs a new
location because the lot where the market was held
is no longer available.
The Historic Bridge Street Merchants Associa-
tion is proposing to locate the market in the parking
lot at the pier, which Dave Russell of Rotten Ralph's
on the Pier generally endorsed.
Russell said, "We really don't have an issue. It's
going to be a slight inconvenience, but we'd much
rather they be able to keep the Bridge Street Market
on Bridge Street."
Some months, the market would take place on
the first and third Saturdays, with the event running
from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and set-up and take-down
taking place in the hours before and after. Other
months, the market would take place on consecu-
tive Saturdays.
The pier team did not object, but raised concerns
with the amount of time the parking lot would be
closed and offered some alternatives.
"This is a really big schedule," said Police Chief
Sam Speciale.
Phillips suggested holding the market in the pier
parking lot for a trial period or holding the market on
the Bridge Street sidewalks outside shops.
Special suggested the market organizers also
consider holding the market in the city parking lot
between Bridge and First streets.
Regarding a Bridge Street Market and kayak fes-
tival April 18, part of the Real Florida Festival, the
pier team wanted more information. The event would
involve closing Bridge Street and Bay Drive South
to traffic, as well as the use of the pier parking lot.
Special said, "Our recommendation is that we
go ahead with that, but we need to meet ... about law
enforcement and sanitation."
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Galati again named top boat dealer

By Molly McCartney
Islander Reporter
The four Galati brothers and their sister have
done it again.
For the second year in a row, the family-owned
and operated Galati Yacht Sales in Anna Maria has
been named the No. 1 boat dealer in North America
from an estimated 5,000 boat dealers eligible for the
annual award sponsored by Boating Industry maga-
"We are elated," said Carmine Galati, one of
the five Galati siblings running the company. "We
worked hard for this, and it means the world to our
entire team."
The story of how the Galati family succeeded in
rising to the top of the marine industry is featured in
the September issue of Biz941 magazine.
Galati Yacht Sales is headquartered on the north
end of Anna Maria Island in a 6-acre marina on
Bimini Bay. Michael Galati Sr. and his wife, Anna
Maria Galati, established the company in 1970 when
they purchased the marina and began to repair the
damage it had suffered in a tornado. The Galati chil-
dren, who grew up helping their parents with the
business, have managed the company since their
father died in 1992.
In recent years the business has grown to include
seven locations, from Naples around the Gulf Coast
to Houston. Members of the Galati sales team attend
boat shows throughout the world, making contacts
and brokering deals for new boats, used boats and
pre-owned boats.
Galati sells and services several yacht lines,
including Viking, Cruisers, Marquis and Tiara. The
biggest Viking is an 82-foot model with a price of
$6.5 million.
Each of the five siblings has a specific responsi-
bility within the company. Joe Galati, 49, is the eldest
and serves as president. He and brother Carmine, 47,
concentrate on sales and marketing. Sister Fran, 45,
oversees human resources. Third brother Mike, 44,
is in charge of parts and services. Youngest brother
Chris, 39, is dockmaster of the Anna Maria Yacht


Galati Yacht Sales is headquartered in this two-story building at the Galati Marine on the northern end of
Anna Maria Island. Islander Photos: Molly McCartney

Basin, which has 70 boat slips. There's also a fuel
dock where boats can tank up.
Their mother, Anna Maria Galati, "provides emo-
tional strength and keeps us all together," Carmine
said. "She is the backbone of the family."
In naming Galati top dealer for the second year,
Boating Industry magazine had high praise for the
service that Galati provides its customers. "One way
the company has always taken care of its customers
is through investing in exceeding their expectations,"
the magazine said in a commemorative issue.
Matt Gruhn, editor of Boating Industry, described
Galati as a "first-class organization" that has stood
by its founding principle to take care of its custom-
ers. That means helping customers find insurance and
financing to buy a Galati boat. And it means provid-
ing service if the owner has a problem with his boat
- even if the boat is in another country.
Bob Jacobsen was in the Bahamas when the
pump on his Viking yacht went out.
"Galati had someone fly down to fix it, and they
had me going the next day," Jacobsen said. He is the
chief executive officer of Jacobsen Homes, which

the company Web site describes as the "number
one source for Florida manufactured and modular
Jacobsen said he's been a Galati customer since
2000, when he bought the first of four Viking yachts.
"They're just a great group of people, and the service
they give their customers is unbelievable. If you ever
have a problem, day or night, call them and they take
care of it."
Richard Gonzmart agrees with that assessment.
When he went shopping for a boat, he was wor-
ried that it would be too big to go under the two
bridges near his riverfront dock. "The Galati people
offered to go with me to make sure it would fit," he
said. Gonzmart is co-owner with his brother of the
Columbia restaurant chain.
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applications for top dealer, culled from 3,000 nomi-
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Galati again No. 1 in yacht sales
"While most industry awards are given to those
dealers that sell the most boats, our Top 100 program
is much more qualitatively focused," said magazine
editor Gruhn, "leveling the playing field for all dealers
and directing consumers to those dealers that can best
deliver on the dream that boat ownership promises."
Tammy Galvin, vice president of Affinity Boat-
ing Media, said the Top 100 selection is the "most
coveted award in the marine market."
The paperwork for Galati's award application
filled a two-inch thick notebook. "And there are prob-
ably two more inches of paper that went with that,"
Carmine Galati said.
The application included a range of details on the
Galati operation, including a section on its techni-
cians, their background and the special training they
received to service the various boats, their engines
and electronic systems.
The 100 finalists in the contest are invited to a
black tie event in Las Vegas where the program begins
with the announcement of the 100th top dealer, then
the 99th best, the 98th and so on. As the name of each
winner is announced, there is a description of his
business along with photos and video of the company
and its operations.
"It's like the Oscars," Carmine Galati said. 'They
tell a little about each dealer. But you have to wait to
the end to find out who is No. 1."
All members of the Galati family, including
spouses, attended the big event.
"It's a very dynamic presentation, with an orches-
tra and everything," Carmine Galati said. "What
excites me is what we learned from other dealers
and what they are doing everyday to be the best."
Island restaurateur Ed Chiles, a longtime friend
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to operate a vehicle, a wheelchair, a computer, and
the big Galati fishing-team yachts.
"He takes people out deep-sea fishing and he runs
the boat," said Chiles, who has been out several times
with Galati. "He knows where the fish are, so you
always catch something."
As dockmaster for Galati's Anna Maria Yacht
Basin, Chris has an office overlooking the multi-mil-
lion boats. His office has an aquarium stocked with
colorful fish, shelves loaded with trophies he's won
in fishing tournaments and a photo of his father.
"He's got his eye on us," Chris said.
The dockmaster office is part of the house that
Mike and Anna Maria Galati built at the marina after
they purchased it in 1970 and began to repair the dam-
ages from a 1968 tornado. Another part of the facility
is now Rotten Ralph's waterfront restaurant.
"Yeah, we grew up right here," Chris said. "What
was our kitchen is now Rotten Ralph's."
Just across the parking area from Chris Galati's
office is the company's modest two-story headquar-
ters. The downstairs has a sales section and a large
parts and service department. The upstairs has execu-
tive offices and a handsome conference room.
Outside the service entrance is a huge electronic
lift that can hoist boats out of the water and move
them to blocks on the land where they can be cleaned
and serviced.
The Galatis say they are now preparing their chil-
dren to eventually take over the business, just as their
father prepared them.
Growing up at the marina, they washed boats,
cleaned and painted boat bottoms. "We did whatever
was needed," Chris Galati said.
Now there are 12 grandchildren ready to step in
when needed. The oldest is Carmine Galati's son,
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Local store, chamber to offer flu shots

By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
The hot and humid weather might suggest other-
wise, but flu season is in the extended forecast.
To combat seasonal influenza, Walgreens, 3248
E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, is offering flu shots
through February.
Though the shots are being offered on a daily
basis and walk-ins are allowed, pharmacists encour-
age people to make appointments by telephoning 941-
778-0451. The cost for a regular shot is $24.99.
Many Publix stores also are offering flu shots,
which can be billed to insurance companies or cost
$25 out of pocket.
The Publix at 75th Street and Manatee Avenue
will offer shots from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15, while
the Publix in Holmes Beach will offer shots Oct. 6
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Additionally, the Anna Maria Island Chamber of
Commerce will offer flu shots, through the Manatee
County Health Department, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday Sept. 29.
CVS Pharmacy on the Island had not yet sched-
uled flu shots, as of the newspaper's deadline this
Nor has the Anna Maria Island Community
Center, which offered shots last year. Centerbusi-
ness manager Sandee Pruett was working to schedule
sessions with the health department, which is offering
flu shots for $30 and pneumonia shots for $40.
In July, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
approved the vaccine for 2009-10 seasonal influenza,
but stressed that the vaccine will not protect against
the H1N1 influenza virus that resulted in the decla-
ration of a pandemic by the World Health Organiza-
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percent effective against preventing disease, but vac-
cination is the best protection against influenza and

can prevent many illnesses and deaths.
"A new seasonal influenza vaccine each year is a
critical tool in protecting public health," said Marga-
ret A. Hamburg, commissioner of food and drugs.
Each year, experts with the FDA, WHO, U.S.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other
institutions study virus samples and patterns collected
from around the world in an effort to identify strains
that may cause the most illness in the upcoming
Based on those forecasts and on the recommen-
dations of the FDA's Vaccine and Related Products
Advisory Committee, the FDA determines the three
strains that manufacturers should include in their vac-
cines for the U.S. population.
The closer the match between the circulating
strains and the strains in the vaccine, the better the
protection against the disease.

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reduce the severity of the illness or may help prevent
influenza-related complications.
According to the CDC, 5-20 percent of the U.S.
population develops influenza each year.
More than 200,000 are hospitalized from its compli-
cations and about 36,000 people die. Older people, young
children, and people with chronic medical conditions are
at higher risk for influenza-related complications.

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This weeks' shopping trip was exciting!
We were amazed at the newly expanded Retro
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than ever before, you'd think there'd be plenty of
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sion vintage clothing, including wedding attire. And
there's a delightful variety of antiques and whatnots at
Cobwebs. You must go check it out and see for your-
Across the street at Braden River Antiques, Jess
continues to amaze us with some of the coolest home
furnishings ever. He tells us he has "connections" all
around town at some of the area's finest homes and
neighborhoods. And don't miss a visit to Jess's new
store, The Annex a wild collection of mid-century
home furnishings and accessories.
If you haven't visited the Vintage Vagabond yet,
do it! It's only a few minutes drive from Anna Maria
Island and well worth it when you see the collection,

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Task force conducts

'lifetime' work
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
A recently formed Communities for A Lifetime
Task Force is planning a survey to assess the needs
and wants of Anna Maria Island full-time and part-
time residents.
The task force includes representatives from
Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach, as
well as the Anna Maria Island Community Center, the
Manatee County Sheriff's Office, All Island Denomi-
nations, the Anna Maria Elementary School, the Anna
Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and the Island
Branch Library.
During the past year, commissions in each of
the Island cities voted to become Communities for a
Lifetime, partnering in an initiative coordinated by
the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.
The state established the initiative in 1999 to
assist Florida municipalities in planning and imple-
menting improvements that benefit residents.
About 160 communities in the state are involved,
but the participation of Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach
and Holmes Beach is unique.
"All three cities are working together toward the
betterment of the whole Island," said Ken Venters, a
task force member representing the Center.
Several members of the task force Venters,
Lisa Marie Phillips of Bradenton Beach, City Com-
missioner John Quam of Anna Maria, Trudy Horigan
of AID and Sgt. Dave Turner of the MCSO met
Sept. 2 at the Center to discuss hosting a community
festival in January, distributing information, such as
brochures about government services and charitable
assistance, and conducting a community survey.
The survey is first on the task force agenda.
"The survey," said Venters, who chaired last
week's meting, "will identify what we can do as an
Island to address what this community needs."

Traveling Islander
Jack Elka, aerial and event photographer for The
Islander newspaper, traveled to Ocean City, N.J.,
recently, only to find an Islander a boutique -
awaiting him on the boardwalk.

Venters suggested asking local newspapers to
publish a questionnaire.
Phillips suggested the task force also offer an
online survey and the task force members generally
agreed to circulate the survey through churches and
other Island-based organizations.
The task force may sample from other Commu-
nities for a Lifetime surveys to draft an Island ques-
tionnaire, that task force members plan to discuss at
length at a follow-up meeting Oct. 5 at the Center,
407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.
The goal, Phillips said, is to identify what needs
to take place to help Island residents "age in place."

Advisory committee

stays course
By Lisa Neff
Islander Reporter
Bradenton Beach ScenicWAVES members met
Aug. 25 to clarify how the committee conducts busi-
The advisory committee gathered for a special
meeting last Tuesday to talk with city clerk Nora Idso
about processes taking and submitting minutes
and setting and submitting agendas.
Until recently, city project/program manager Lisa
Marie Phillips submitted the proposed agenda to the
clerk's office.
But this summer, the clerk's office received sub-
missions from committee officers as well, causing
some confusion for city administrators.
Idso said there also was some confusion about
who is responsible for taking minutes and submitting
them to the clerk.
"According to the bylaws, the secretary-treasurer
is responsible for the recording of minutes and notice
of all meetings," Idso informed the committee. "Right
now, that is not happening.... Who is responsible for
setting the agenda and bringing it to the clerk's office
for publication? I just need to have some clarifica-
Idso suggested the committee could amend its
bylaws if desired.
After some discussion, the committee agreed
that, in the event the secretary-treasurer is absent
from a meeting, the chair appoints an officer to take
the minutes.
The committee also agreed that at future meet-
ings, the last item on the agenda will be setting the
agenda for future meetings.
But the agreement was not reached before the
committee stumbled through some awkward moments
about whether city staff was usurping committee offi-

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If you' re in the market to replace your decor, visit
The Whitfield Exchange for some great "gently used"
and estate furnishings. Whitfield accepts only top-qual-
ity items and we urge you to shop often because the
merchandise always is changing.
Community Thrift Shop was voted Bradenton's
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to find the perfect item.
Back on the Island, Niki's Island Treasures is
brimming with great Island-style home decor and a gi-
normous selection of handmade and vintage jewelry.
Owner Debra Barker welcomes you with her friendly
smiling face and an ever-changing variety of fun items
and collectibles.
Tide and Moon Jewelry is offering a discount
of 30 percent on any one item and an additional 10
percent off items in the clearance case. We say "stock
up shoppers" and get there soon for the best selection.
These discounts are only good in September.
On Longboat Key, Steff's Stuff is on vacation until
Oct. 7 as Steff travels the globe in search of more great
"stuff." She asks that we remind you of her Antique
and Art Fair coming up Oct. 31-Nov. 1. It's the first of
several during the 2009-10 season.
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16 0 SEPT. 9, 2009 U THE ISLANDER


Charles J. Alpaugh
Charles J. Alpaugh, 86, of Bradenton, died Aug.
Mr. Alpaugh moved to Manatee County 30 years

WAVES committee meets
"Can somebody tell me why we are here?" asked
committee member Ed Chiles, wondering how the
confusion over roles developed.
"There was never an issue before, but the last
couple of months there have been one, two or three
people presenting agendas, minutes ... for the clerk's
office," Idso said.
Sissy Quinn, a liaison to the committee from the
Anna Maria Island Historical Preservation Trust, said
the issue developed because "a few people probably
feel stepped on."
She urged the committee to get past any hurt
feelings and endorsed Phillips' work with the group,
including her initiative in preparing agenda materi-
"I would hate to see the camaraderie of the group
change over something like this," Quinn said.
Committee members Connie Drescher and David
Teitelbaum agreed, as did Chiles.
"We want a good, smooth, working committee,"
Chiles said.
Later, after the meeting, Phillips said, "I think a
good deal was accomplished today, and I prefer to
look at this as a' speed bump' in the road traveled by
our wonderful committee.... We will continue with
great deeds for this community."
In other business, Idso informed the committee
that the city will host a session on public information
and public records requirements in October.
The meeting, she said, is mandatory for city com-
mittee and board members.
"Sunshine Law is serious, guys," Idso said.
The next ScenicWAVES meeting will be at 3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 14, at city hall, 107 Gulf Drive N.

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ago from Branchburg, N.J.
Memorial services were Sept. 5 at the Episcopal
Church of the Annunciation, Holmes Beach. Memo-
rial contributions may be made to Tidewell Hospice
and Palliative Care, 3355 26th St. W., Bradenton FL
He is survived by wife Beatrice Fletcher; daugh-
ters Joyce O'Halloran of Holmes Beach and Jeanne
DiDario of Bradenton; grandchildren Denise Minner
and her husband Raymond and Michael Bogdan;
great-grandson Kevin Bogdan; and three grand-

Brenda 'Bonnie' Farris
Brenda "Bonnie" Farris, 67, of Winter Haven,
died Aug. 28.
Born in Chicago, Mrs. Farris came to Florida in
1972. She was the former owner of West Coast Air
Conditioning & Refrigeration, Anna Maria Island.
She loved craft shows and travel.
A memorial gathering was held Sept. 3. Ott-
Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven, was in charge

of arrangements.
She is survived by sons John Koerber of Bra-
denton and Richard Farris of Lakeland; daughter
Kathryn Boyett of Winter Haven; brother George
"Butch" Mayernick of Bradenton; and nine grand-

Suzanne M. Lucas
Suzanne M. Lucas, 75, of Holmes Beach, died
Aug. 31.
Memorial services were Sept. 6. Memorial con-
tributions may be made to the American Heart Asso-
ciation Florida/Puerto Rico Affiliate, P.O. Box 21475,
St Petersburg FL 33742. Brown and Sons Funeral
Homes and Crematory, 43rd Street Chapel, Braden-
ton, was in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by husband Gil; son Gary of Can-
onsburg, Pa.; daughters Kim Young of Sewickley,
Pa., Abby O'Neil of Chicago, Becky Spirak of Robin-
son Township, Pa., Molly Brown of Elgin, Ill.; sister
Sally Wheaton of Lolo, Mont.; eight grandchildren;
and one great-grandson.

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group's annual Labor Day sale. The fall brings a number of sales on the Island, from church rummage
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Road work ahead on, off, near Island

Several current road projects over the next week
and future weeks will affect Island motorists, accord-
ing to the Florida Department of Transportation,
State Road 789/Gulf of Mexico Drive: From
Broadway Street to Longboat Pass Bridge: This con-
struction project consists of sidewalk construction
and turn-lane improvements. This project is expected
to be completed by mid September. An intermittent
one-lane two-way traffic operation with flagmen will
be conducted weekdays between 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Motorists are advised to use caution in the area and
expect delays with slow moving traffic. The Contrac-

Friday night crash
calls for Bayflite
A crash Sept. 4 on East Bay Drive in Holmes
Beach involving a motorcycle, Saturn and the
trolley resulted in injuries to the motorcyclist
that required transport by Bayflite medical heli-
copter to an area hospital.
According to a Holmes Beach Police
Department spokesperson, the crash occurred
at 6:03 p.m. when the motorcyclist, Bob Hills,
68, of Anna Maria, drove his Harley-Davidson
across the center lane in an attempt to pass the
Island trolley at its stop on East Bay Drive. Both
Hills and the trolley were northbound.
Hills crashed into a 2008 Saturn that was
turning onto the roadway from a driveway. The
Saturn was driven by Hunter G. Green, 23, of
Holmes Beach. No injuries were reported for
The crash remains under investigation.
At presstime Monday, Hills was said to
be in good condition following surgery for a
broken hip at Bayfront Medical Center, St.
Petersburg. He is the husband of Anna Maria
business woman, Betsy Hills of Betsy Hills Real

tor is Frederick Derr & Company Inc.
S.R. 789/Gulf Drive: Between State Road 64
and the Sarasota County Line: Maintenance project.
There will be intermittent northbound and south-
bound outside-lane closures through Friday, Sept. 11
between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to permit tree trimming
along the roadway.
S.R. 789/Gulf Drive: From the S.R. 684/Cortez
Road intersection south 1,500 feet: This project con-
sists of sidewalk construction. There will be inter-
mittent lane closures from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through
Wednesday, Oct. 7. Motorists should expect delays
and are advised to use caution. The contractor is
Lovin Construction Inc.
State Road 684 at the Cortez Drawbridge: Bridge
maintenance and painting. Lane closures are sched-
uled nightly from 8 p.m. through 6 a.m. (weather
permitting) Monday, Sept. 14, through Monday, Oct.
5, while crews clean and paint the main draw span.
Traffic will be reduced to one-lane, two-way traffic
with flaggers. Additional short duration, five-minute
delays can be expected occasionally between 11:00

Anna Maria committee

accepting nominations
Anna Maria's Citizen Recognition Committee is
accepting nominations for citizen of the year.
The committee held its organizational meeting
Aug. 26 and elected Linda Scott as chairperson and
Betty Yanger as secretary.
Other committee members include Margaret Jen-
kins, Chris Collins, Jane Coleman and Sandra Mat-
Nominations will be accepted by the committee
through Sept. 30. The winner will be announced at
the city commission meeting Oct. 22.
Nominating forms are available at Anna Maria
City Hall, 10003 Gulf Drive.
More information on the nominating process will
be provided by the committee for the Sept. 9 issue of
The Islander.

p.m. and 6:00 a.m. while crews open the bridge to
clean and paint portions of the draw span. Estimated
completion date is December. The contractor is Worth
Contracting Inc.
S.R. 684/Cortez Road: From the S.R. 789/Gulf
Drive intersection east 1000 feet: This project con-
sists of sidewalk construction, sign relocation and
gravity wall installation. There will be intermittent
lane closures from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Wednes-
day, Oct. 7. Motorists should expect delays and are
advised to use caution. The contractor is Lovin Con-
struction Inc.
S.R. 684/Cortez Road between U.S. 41 and 127th
Street West: Maintenance project. There will be inter-
mittent eastbound and westbound outside lane clo-
sures through Friday Sept. 11, between 8 a.m. and 4
p.m. to permit tree trimming along the roadway.
For more information on DOT projects, contact
the District One Public Information Office at 863-
519-2362, or e-mail lauren.hatchell@dot.state.fl.us.


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in September. Her watercolors will be featured
throughout the month. For more information, call
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Wednesday, Sept. 9
7:45 to 9a.m. -Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise
breakfast at Best Western, 2215 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information:
941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Thursday, Sept. 10
7 p.m. Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Aquarium,
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-492-5296.

Friday, Sept. 11
2 p.m. Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch
Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-3001.
6:30 p.m. Film presentation of "Marley & Me" at the Anna Maria
Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave. Anna Maria. Information:
7p.m. to midnight- "Tribute to Heroes Bash" featuring music by Dr.
Dave at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005
15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: 941-355-9161. Fee applies.

Monday, Sept. 14
7 p.m. --Auditions for "Nunsense" at Manatee Players, 102 Old
Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875.

Word play
Members of the Gulf Coast Writers share thoughts
about their writing work and other reads during a
meeting Sept. 2 at the Island Branch Library, 5701
Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. GCW meets the first
Wednesday of each month at the library. Islander
Photo: Lisa Neff

Tuesday, Sept. 15
5 to 8 p.m. Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of
Commerce "Business After Hours" featuring a contest for most creative
flip-flops at the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel, 1540 Ben Franklin Drive,
Sarasota. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Sept. 16
7 to 9 p.m. "Hey, It's Just a Theory" Evolution 101 discussion
at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information:
941-746-4131. Fee applies.

First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria
at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes
Tuesday, noon, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at the
BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Informa-
tion: 941-794-8044.
The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion
Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee.
Information: 941-794-3489.
Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island
Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-
Wednesday and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in
the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Informa-
tion: 941-708-6130.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at
Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes

Coming Up:
Sept. 18, Reels at Rossi Park presents "Pirates of the Carib-
Sept. 19, The Manatee Players Ladies Day Out at IMG Academies
Golf and Country Club.
Sept. 19, Gulf Coast Talent & Film Expo at the Manatee Convention
Sept. 19, The Ya'll Ball at South Florida Museum.
Sept. 19, Wagon tours through Robinson Preserve.

Save the date:
Sept. 27, Anna Maria Island Privateers "Shipreck Poker Run and
Bike Show."
Sept. 28, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf outing at
Bradenton Country Club.
Oct. 2, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club "A Touch of Tuscany" clas-
sical music concert.
Oct. 3, Coastal cleanup.
Oct. 8, 61st season opens at Island Players.
Oct. 9, Anna Maria Island Community Center golf outing at IMG
Academies Golf and Country Club.
Oct. 16-17, Anna Maria Island Bayfest.
Oct. 23, Goblin Gathering at G.T. Bray Park.
Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please
include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a
contact via e-mail and phone.

S r life

Island police reports
Anna Maria City
Sept. 4, 9600 Gulf Drive, violation of non-
residency requirements. Deputies stopped a vehi-
cle on a routine traffic stop and noted a half-full
bottle of beer between the driver's legs, beer on
the floorboards and a heavy odor of alcohol on
the driver's breath. Identification was out of the
country, although the driver said he had been in
the United States for the past seven years. He was
Sept. 4, 9600 Gulf Drive, driving with license
suspended. Deputies interviewed a man in a parking
lot for suspicious activities and determined he had a
suspended driver's license. He was later seen driving
from the city, stopped and arrested.

Bradenton Beach
No new reports.

Holmes Beach
Aug. 29, 600 block Foxworthy Drive, bur-
glary. The complainant said someone took
approximately $600 in coins from slot machines
in his home.
Aug. 29, 200 block 71st Street, burglary. The
complainant said someone entered his home and took
$800 and watches valued at $400.
Aug. 30, 300 block 58th Street, theft. The com-
plainant said someone took his diamond ring, valued
at $1,000, from his nightstand. He said the culprit
may have been his ex-roommate.
Aug. 31,4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach,
theft. The complainant said someone took his wallet
from the pocket of his shorts from the men's rest
Sept. 1, 600 block Key Royale Drive, bur-
glary. The complainant, the caretaker of the
house, said she noticed what appeared to be a
break-in. She and officers noted wood chips on
the floor, windows broken and furniture moved,
but nothing appeared to have been removed from
the home.

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Calling all AME students for reading program

By Kimberly Kuizon
Islander Reporter
Anna Maria Elementary School students have the
chance to be rewarded for reading this year. Students
in their second semester of kindergarten to fifth-grade
can participate in the Rotary Club's reading incentive
The Rotary Reader Patch Club is designed to get
kids excited about reading. Students in kindergarten
through first-grade earn patches by having books read
to them or reading books. Second-grade students read
10 books from a category on their reading level to
earn a patch, and students in third- to fifth-grade can
read five books from their level to earn a genre patch.
There are a total of 20 patches to be earned.
But AME media specialist Lynn McDonough is
expanding horizons and supplementing the Rotary
reading program. "Our students at AME are so
excited about receiving patches that many receive
all 20 genre patches before they enter fifth-grade,"
McDonough said.
So she started a book club for kids. Once a month
the club will feature a genre, and students who already

By Kimberly Kuizon
Islander Reporter
With the close of summer and fall shortly
approaching parents of Anna Maria Elementary
School students are preparing for the highly antici-
pated Fall Festival.
"We are very excited about this year's Fall Fes-
tival," said Parent Teacher Organization president
Monica Simpson. Parents and those interested in
helping met Sept. 4 to plan the date and other activi-
ties at the festival.
This year's Fall Festival will be held on Saturday,
Oct.31. Parents and students will gather at 10 a.m.
in the parking lot of the Anna Maria Island Chamber
of Commerce. The costume judging will be held at
there, followed by the parade at 10:30 a.m. Fall Fes-
tival will officially begin at 11 a.m.
"Unlike other years we have the date set in stone.
There will be no question of what time the costume
contest starts this year," Simpson said.
Also discussed at the meeting was what will
happen at the festival. "We are looking to jazz the fes-
tival up a bit," Simpson said. "This year, besides the

Anna Maria Elementary principal Tom Levengood
unpacks information magnets that are provided free
to parents. The magnets include emergency con-
tact numbers that can be kept handy at home. The
magnet costs were covered by advertising. Islander
Photo: Kimberly Kuizon

Domino pizza days
Parents, students and Island residents can
benefit Anna Maria Elementary School by
eating Domino's Pizza. One Thursday out of
each month is designated AME-Domino's Pizza
When ordering a pizza from the Island
Domino's, be sure to say I'm calling to benefit
AME. Domino's will donate 15 percent of its
proceeds that day to the school. You may also
designate which class you would like to benefit.
At the end of the school year, the class that has
accumulated the most pizza money, receive a
free pizza party from Domino's.
Mark your calendar. This year's fall dates
are Thursday Sept. 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 12 and
Dec. 10.

haunted house, rock climbing wall, and other activi-
ties, we'll also have a professional face-painter and
we're going to try and do a putt-putt golf area." The
miniature golf business on Bridge Street has offered
to set up a course and all proceeds will go to the
"We had a really good turn out at the meeting.
There were new moms and parents really showed a lot
of enthusiasm. I hope it lasts the whole year," Simpson
said. "Another change that many happen is the haunted
house may open Friday night, a day early."
This year's Trail of Treats will be held Saturday
Oct. 30. Simpson said by opening the haunted house
a day earlier the PTO could make more money.
The PTO is looking for money, sponsorships, or
donations for door prizes from businesses and indi-
viduals to help benefit the Fall Festival. If you can't
donate money, the PTO also appreciates volunteer
"We are looking for volunteers, any shape or
form. We don't just need AME parents, but people
from all over the community," Simpson said.
For more information, email Simpson at green-
planner@ hotmail.com

have that patch will be invited to a party.
\ly goal is to keep building on the Rotary Reader
Patch Club. This way, we can keep promoting reading,"
McDonough said.
This month will spotlight the adventure genre and
students from all reading levels will meet with Rotary
Club members to discuss their books.
"This way students can get together and see how
reading effects all ages," she said.
For more information, call the administrative
office at 941-708-5525.

Morning show seeks identity
Lynn McDonough is asking AME students to help
design a logo identity for the morning announcement
show. "I'm asking students 'What does the Island
mean to us?' One student told me, it's a nice place to
Students are encouraged to design a logo of what
AME means to them. Drawings are due by Friday,
Sept. 12, when one student's design will be chosen
and featured with the morning announcements.

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20 0 SEPT. 9, 2009 0 THE ISLANDER

Offshore oil, gas bubbling to surface yet again

Thar's bubbling crude in that there Gulf! Oil, that
is. Black gold. Texas tea ....
Well, maybe.
Florida legislators, business leaders and oil com-
pany executives are swarming through the Gulf of
Mexico with visions of "black sunshine" in their minds
as they hope to siphon offshore oil and natural gas from
the under the offshore and nearshore waters.
Whether or not there is actually any oil off the
shore of Anna Maria Island is uncertain.
Certain is an eventual huge environmental outcry
for what some are saying could mean oil rigs 3 miles,
maybe 5 miles off Florida's coast.
Call it "a day without black crude is like a day
without sunshine" for Florida, as one Florida writer
described the offshore oil morass.

Florida legislators earlier this year nearly
approved oil and natural gas drilling within 3 miles
of the coast. It was one of those last-minute deals
that flew quickly through a Florida House of Rep-
resentatives committee and then made it to the full
The measure stalled due to concerns that some-
thing as controversial and potentially combative was
brought up at the literal 11th hour of the session.
Ha. It now could come up during a special ses-
sion of the Legislature next month.
According to Joe Follick in the Sarasota Herald-
Tribune, Gov. Charlie Crist has thoughts to bring oil
into the other "sin" elements scheduled for the special
session in October. Call it the special session trilogy of
blackjack, slot machines and offshore oil drilling.
Crist has been pushing for a deal with the Semi-
nole Indians to allow expanded gambling in their
Native American casinos, a push that could net $150
million a year for state coffers.
The gambling chips are chump change compared
to what some say could be $2.3 billion a year in leases
and taxes from offshore oil and gas.
Kicker to the offshore resource issue is its leading
proponent, a guy named Dean Cannon, a Winter Park
Republican who will probably become the speaker of
the House of Representatives next year and who also
appears to be a power broker for offshore power.
As the Herald-Tribune put it, "Cannon said con-
sideration in October would be wise since the state
will be losing federal stimulus money after next year
that has largely kept the state's basic services funded.
Cannon called it the 'looming flameout of the stimu-
lus dollars' and a potential billion-dollar shortfall. 'If
the state could find true new dollars, we've got to get
that conversation started. It's literally money flowing
out of the ground and into our economy.'"
What's wrong with this picture?
Eco-freaks say the potential for environmental
damage is immense. Any oil spill offshore could poten-
tially end up on the beaches, reaping untold havoc to not
only marine life but also the state's tourist industry.
Ed Chiles, owner of the Sandbar, BeachHouse
and Mar Vista restaurants, has estimated that a red
tide outbreak costs something like $20 million a
month in losses to business where the algae bloom
strikes, due to people going elsewhere in the state.
Take an oil spill, add years of cleanup, and do the
math on the potential financial damage.
Oil proponents, and there are many, say that cur-
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of a spill is moot. Remember that $2.3 billion a year?
Remember current economic conditions? Remember
$5-a-gallon gas?
Legislative proposals to date center on allowing
the governor and cabinet to be allowed to discuss and
have authority to allow oil and natural gas exploration
and eventual drilling in the Gulf. It's not a mandate
for such action.
And Congress has authority for oil and gas mat-
ters beyond the 9-mile-limit from the coastline.

Business enters the picture
You gotta love the concept of an article by Miami
Herald/St. Petersburg Times Tallahassee bureau
writer Mary Ellen Klas: "Well-oiled group pushing
for oil exploration in Gulf."
It seems that something called the Florida En. I_.'v
Associates has formed to push for the end of the
20-year oil and gas exploration moratorium in the
Gulf. The group has hired lobbyists, public relations
professionals, financial gurus and even pollsters to
help make their pitch.
A strong supporter is Associated Industries of
Florida and its president, Barney Bishop. Associ-
ated Industries is pretty much the fifth element of
Florida government, right after the governor, senate
and house of representatives, and the supreme court,
in no particular order.
"I predict we'll pass the bill and the governor will
sign it," Bishop told the Herald/Times.
As a balm to eventual environmental opposition,
legislative leaders have said they'll use part of the oil
and gas revenue coming to the state for Everglades
cleanup actions, as well as buying conservation prop-
erty and developing alternative e nKi i.-, sources. And,
of course, programs for children.
Polling from April revealed 59 percent of Florid-
ians supported drilling off Florida's coasts, with 88
percent supporting exploration as long as there would
be no threat to the environment. Polling in July went
for 65 percent for and 29 percent opposed.
Susan Glickman of the Natural Resources
Defense Council told the Herald/Times, "Funders
with deep pockets are coming to our state trying to
ram down a drastic policy that the public will reject.
When people have the ability to look at the real facts
in this situation, Florida will reject off-shore drilling
as they have for decades."

Where's the crude?
So cutting to the chase, just where is the black
sunshine in the Gulf?
Well, decades-old reports indicate that there
isn't much in the way of oil or natural gas off Island
There could be a puddle of oil off Naples.
There seems to be a big pocket of natural gas off
the Panhandle.
And international oil conglomerate BP late last week

said it found a huge deposit of crude in the deep Gulf off
Texas, 250 miles or so southeast from Houston.
Really huge.
The Associated Press reported that something
called the Tiber Prospect could end up producing
between 4 to 6 billion barrels of oil, plus natural gas.
It's ranked as one of the largest petroleum discoveries
in the United States.
There's a bit of a problem with the discovery.
It's way deep beneath the surface of the Gulf.
By the numbers, the AP put it as "35,055 feet
down, as deep as Mount Everest is tall, not including
4,132 feet of water above it."
Getting a drop to pump to the surface is years away,
of course. And whatever comes out is literally a drop in
the barrel from what comes from Saudi Arabia, which
is cranking out 5 million barrels a day.
The Tiber oil source will be expensive to
The AP said "a production platform costs more
than $1 billion to build. Drilling a deep-water well
can add another $100 million, and if crude is located,
it could cost another $50 million to bring the oil to the
surface. For a project like Tiber to pay off, experts say
crude must cost at least $70 to $75 per barrel, though
lower prices have never slowed the industry."
Oil is hovering around $71 per barrel today. In
years ahead, who knows what the price will bring.

Sandscript factoid
Directly from the AP comes this:
"BP's discovery is the latest in what's called the
lower tertiary region, an ancient section of rock in
the Gulf that is roughly 300 square miles and formed
between 24 million and 65 million years ago. In
2006, Chevron estimated that the lower tertiary holds
between 3 billion and 15 billion barrels."

Mote offers reward for robot
Mote scientists spent Sept. 3 using side-scan
sonar in an effort to find a scientific robot that has
been missing since Aug. 31.
Then the Sarasota-based aquarium and lab issued
a call for the public's help in locating and returning
the robot nicknamed "Waldo."
The robot, an autonomous underwater vehicle or
AUV, was patrolling the waters off Southwest Florida
for five days looking for signs of red tide. The robot is
equipped with a BreveBuster, a device designed and
built by Mote scientist Gary Kirkpatrick to detect the
presence of red tide.
The AUVs glide up and down and forward
through the water, sending signals to satellites each
time they surface. Waldo was tooling along offshore
from Venice, making reports every two hours from
Aug. 26 to Aug. 31.
"Then, bam, it just stopped sending a signal,"
Kirkpatrick said. "There are a few possibilities that
we think are likely: It could have had a major leak or
malfunction and sank to the bottom and is just sitting
there. Or, it could have had a malfunction with its
computer or its communication system and is floating
on the surface but unable to tell us that it's there."
Mote is offering a $500 "no-questions-asked"
reward for the return of Waldo.
For more information about the AUV or to pro-
vide information about Waldo, call 941-388-4441,
ext. 271.


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THE ISLANDER 0 SEPT. 9, 2009 0 21

Snook season starts with flurry of linesider action

By Paul Roat
Snook season has arrived with some ferocity.
Linesiders are being hooked off the beaches of Anna
Maria Island, but most of the action is coming from
the passes and in the bays.
Got a snook light at the end of your dock? Turn
it on now and meet some new fishing friends, either
finning or angling.
Redfish are starting to school in the bays. Trout
are unusually small, but numerous.
Offshore action continues to be great for grouper
and snapper actually, snapper are thick in the bays
as well plus, there are lots of mackerel reports.
The Second Annual Ben Gullett Mullet Invita-
tional fishing tournament will be held Sept. 11-12 in
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Florida
Institute For Saltwater Heritage in Cortez. Star Fish
Co. and The Islander Newspaper are sponsors.
The tournament is a bit different than most fish-
ing events. The catch is only by cast net no rods,
reels or hooks allowed.
"Only six mullet will be allowed for weigh-in,"
said tournament directors Holli and Rick Gullett.
"Mullet may be caught between Ruskin and Sarasota
using only cast nets."
There is also a "cast iron slam" consisting of
a sheepshead and sand perch for weigh-ing and a
mullet to show.
Entry fee is $150 for a two-person team by Sept.
10, with a junior division for youth aged 5 to 17 at a
charge of $75.
Mandatory captain's meeting is 6 p.m. Sept. 10
at Star Fish, 12306 46th Ave. W., Cortez. A benefit
dinner and awards program is slated for 6 p.m. Sept.
12, also at Star, with all welcome to enjoy a $5 plate
of mullet, smoked or fried, with all the fixings.
Further information is available at 813-633-0442
or 941-779-6693.
Capt. Mark Howard of SumoTime Fishing
Charters said his clients are finding redfish to be
cooperating, with many nice fish up in the bushes on
a high tide. "Pinfish are the bait of choice for reds,"
he said. He's also believes that the mangrove snap-
per catch is at its peak right now, with most catches
coming around any structure in the Gulf and bays.
Snook also are biting, especially on the afternoon
falling tides.
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Tackle in Cortez said his charters are finding redfish
to be "piled up in the bays." He's also catching snook
up and down the beaches and in the passes.
Capt. Sam Kimball, also out of Annie's, said his
offshore trips are producing great catches of grouper,
snapper and mackerel.
Danny Stasny at Island Discount Tackle at
Catchers Marina in Holmes Beach said the snook
bite has really turned on, mostly in the passes and
the backwater. Redfish are starting to school in
the bays as well he saw pods of at least 100
in Sarasota Bay and Terra Ceia Bay last week.
Trout action in the bays is good but the fish are
running small. Mangrove snapper are a good bet
around the inlets, Danny said, and he suggested
using chum blocks to draw the fish to the fishers.
Offshore action continues to be great for grouper
and mackerel, with the macks hanging around bait
schools offshore. He even hooked a late-season,
40-pound tarpon under the Longboat Bridge last
week before it broke off.
At the Rod & Reel Pier in Anna Maria, Ted
Pasky said one fisher finally hooked and released
the 200-plus-pound Goliath grouper that has been
moving from pier to pier at the northern tip of the
Island for the past few weeks. "Keeper" action has
included snook, jacks and mackerel, with lots of
At the Anna Maria City Pier, Rocky Corby
said fishers were catching lots of mangrove snapper,
an occasional snook and lots of small jacks. Tarpon
are still luring around the pier in the early morning,
he added.
Capt. Zach Zacharias on the Dee Jay II out
of Parrot Cove Marina in Cortez said a Labor
Day weekend trip with Bruce Willins and two
friends from Long Island, N.Y., started in north
Sarasota Bay on a low incoming tide. "The trio
did well with spotted sea trout up to 25 inches,"
Capt. Zach said, with most of the trout caught
in 4 feet of water. The group then went offshore
and caught gag and red grouper, fat mangrove
snapper, flounder, and a 15-pound cobia, but no
mackerel. As to snook fishing, he suggested fish-
ing on big outgoing tides.
Good luck and good fishing.
Fishing news and photos are welcome and may be
submitted to Paul Roat by e-mail at paul@islander.

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The Gryboski family ofHolmes Beach and Atlanta
visited the 1-mile reef off Anna Maria Island Sept.
4 and hauled in some dinner fish, including these
mangrove snappers. They also caught and released
many undersized grouper and some Spanish mack-
erel. Pictured are, from left, Will, 12, mom Ruthie, and
Jack, 9, an avid fisher who caught his share in spite of
an arm cast. Islander Photo: David Gryboski

Egmont volunteers

plan program
The Egmont Key Alliance is at work planning its
12th Discover Egmont Key weekend, selling tickets
and recruiting volunteers for the event.
Discover Egmont Key will take place Nov.
A notice from the alliance stated, "This could
possibly be your last chance to visit Egmont Key.
This past fall Egmont was in line for closure because
of state budget cuts. Due to the popularity of the
island, Egmont was granted a reprieve. So come
out and enjoy Civil War re-enactors, interpretive sites
on wildlife, military, island history, nature, cultural
and the 151-year-old lighthouse."
Egmont, which can be seen from the north end
of Anna Maria Island, can be reached by boat.
Shuttle boats during Discover Egmont Key will
depart from Fort DeSoto Park in Pinellas County at
regular intervals from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the gate
or on online at www.egmontkey.info. The Web site
also is a resource for potential volunteers.

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Island Biz
By Rick Catlin



Matt and Dom's Pastry Cafe in
Anna Maria may have closed, but it's
not out of business, just relocating,
said Matt Schole.
"We' re just waiting to sign a lease
in a new location. We' re not leaving the
Island. As soon as the lease is signed,
we' 11 hold a grand opening," he said.
Matt, who operates the bakery
along with brother Dom, said when the
bakery reopens, it will feature a large
selection of specialty cakes for wed-
dings, birthdays and anniversaries.
"Our wedding cakes are becoming


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The phone number will remain the
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New Longboat

Key chamber

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The Longboat Key, Lido Beach
and St. Armands Circle Chamber of
Commerce recently launched a new
Web site at www.longboatkeycham-
ber.com to provide information to
the public and its members about the
For more information, look online
or contact the chamber at 941-383-

Moveable Feast
The Moveable Feast gourmet res-
taurant and delivery service is moving
from its Longboat Key location to the
Island Shopping Center, 5408 Marina

Drive, Holmes Beach, in a unit adja-
cent to The Islander newspaper.
Owners Chris and Joey Dale said
they' re aiming for an Oct. 1 opening.
"We just want to let our loyal cus-
tomers know that we're moved up to
the Island and plan to be back in opera-
tion by Oct. 1," said Joey Dale.
Moveable Feast will offer dining
in a casual atmosphere at its new loca-
tion and delivery.

Realty raves
Island Real Estate at 6101 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach, has named John
van Zandt as its top sales agent for
July, while Alan Galletto garnered the
top listing agent award.
For more information on Island
Real Estate, call 941-778-6066.

Havana makes

Havana Cabana will provide musi-
cal entertainment for its patrons from
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 12.
Three musicians are expected to
perform, including Mindy Simmons,
"Sarasota Songbird," Tom Kubik,
guitar virtuoso, and Rob Gorley, coun-
try musician. The restaurant is located
at 5904 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach,
"under the cell tower."

Island real estate

125 Crescent Drive, Anna Maria, a
1,732 sfla 4bed/2bath canalfront pool
home built in 1963 on a 80x110 lot was
sold 08/12/09, Walton to Thompson for
$629,900; list $699,000.
607 Concord Lane, Holmes Beach,
a 2,109 sfla / 2,705 sfur 3bed/3bath /2car
canalfront pool home built in 1965
on a 95x115 lot was sold 08/17/09,
Regions Bank to Gidus for $610,000;
list $699,000.
210 Archer Way, Anna Maria, a
1,812 sfla / 1,908 sfur 3bed/2bath pool
home built in 1957 on a 85x 125 lot was
sold 08/18/09, Hasler to Kennedy for
$600,000; list $669,000.
303 64th St., Unit A, Chiki Tiki,
Holmes Beach, a 1,316 sfla 2bed/lbath
condo with pool built in 1969 was sold
08/13/09, Kaleta to Sea the Sun Vaca-
tion Rental Inc. for $450,000.
1900 Gulf Drive, Unit 6, Marbella,
Bradenton Beach, a 1,320 sfla / 1,425
sfur 3bed/2bath condo built in 2000
was sold 08/13/09, O'Neill & Associ-
ates Inc. to Epstein for $400,000.
4255 Gulf Drive, Unit 229, Island
Village, Holmes Beach, a 1,254 sfla /
1,482 sfur 2bed/2bath condo built in
1981 was sold 08/21/09, Hussong to
Ford for $345,000.
901 Gulf Drive S., Unit 5, Peli-
can Cove, Bradenton Beach, a 962
sfla / 1,190 sfur 2bed/2bath condo
with shared pool and Gulf views
built in 1983 was sold 08/17/09,
Taetle to Weber for $300,000; list
20771 st St., Unit W, Holmes Beach,
a 950 sfla / 1,495 sfur 2bed/2bath half
duplex built in 1987 on a 29x105 lot
was sold 08/21/09, Sciara to Barton for
$298,000; list $319,900.
901 Gulf Drive S., Unit 6, Pelican
Cove, Bradenton Beach, a 962 sfla
/ 1,190 sfur 2bed/2bath condo with
shared pool and Gulf views built in
1983 was sold 08/18/09, Calabrese to
Milazzo for $265,000; list $299,000.
451 63rd St., Holmes Beach, a 928
sfla / 1320 sfur 2bed/2bath attached
villa built in 1963 on a 25x100 lot was
sold 08/11/09, Haines to McCall for
$160,000; list $169,900.
Jesse Brisson, broker/associate at
Gulf-Bay Realty of Anna Maria, can
be reached at Gulf-Bay 941-778-7244.
Current Island real estate transactions
may also be viewed online at www.
islander.org. Copyright 2009

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A Non-Denominational Christian Church
Rev. Gary A. Batey Serving the Community Since 1913
Come Celebrate Christ
Worship Service: 10am
h. Adult Church School: 9am
Children's Church School: 10am
Youth Church School: 10am
Transportation & Nursery Available
512 Pine Ave, Anna Maria 778-0414
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Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Pastor Rosemary W. Backer
Saturday 5pm Celebrate!
Sunday 9:30am Traditional Worship
SFellowship follows
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Celebrate with us!

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Soccer season kicks off on Anna Maria Island

By Kevin Cassidy
Islander Reporter
Tryouts for the Anna Maria Island Community
Center's recreational soccer league concluded Sept.
4 and, barring any last-minute adjustments for parity,
teams are ready for play.
Coaches will be contacting team members and
scheduling practices shortly, meaning another great
season of soccer is just around the corner.
Uniform handouts and the always-popular spa-
ghetti dinner put on every year by the Beach Bistro
is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the
Center. Cost for the dinner is $6 for adults and $5 for
Also on tap is "Spirit Week," a kind of pre-season
warmup Sept. 18-19 for parents and fans, players,
too, to leap into a frenzy of team support. Parents and
fans from each of the teams compete with each other
for points to see which team has the best fans. Face-
painting, wigs, team colors, creative chants, cow bells
and vuvuzela horns are encouraged if your team is
to have any chance of capturing the spirit prize. The
winning team and its supporters are announced at the
season-ending awards event, and receive a free round
of ice cream at Dips Ice Cream.
Spirit Week requires the players and coaches play
a series of "mini games" to check out formations and
positions, while also scouting the competition before
the games count in the standings.
Picture day for teams and players will take place
at the Center Sept. 19 and the regular season schedule
will get started Sept. 21.
Bowling tournament update
The report in The Islander last week that stated
high-scorer Bryan Fritz was disqualified at the
O'Connor Bowling Challenge because he is a pro-
fessional bowler was in jest, in the spirit of the fun
We regret any misunderstanding and congratulate
Fritz for rolling a tournament-winning high game and
Horseshoe news
Debbie Rhodes and Hank Huyghe had the only

Blaine Jenefsky displays his soccer skills during tryouts Sept. 2 at the Center. Islander Photo: Lisa Neff

3-0 pool-play record and were outright winners at
the Sept. 5 horseshoe games at the Anna Maria City
Hall pits. Three teams tied for second and battled it
out for the runner-up spot. Sam Samuels and Herb
Ditzel rolled past Jay Disbrow and Bob Heiger 23-3
to earn a matchup with Steve Grossman, who walked
his way past the Samuels-Ditzel team to claim second
The Sept. 2 games were short-lived due to rain.
First place went to John Johnson and Jay Disbrow,
while Steve Doyle and Tom Skoloda came in at the
runner-up spot.
Play gets under way at 9 a.m. every Wednes-
day and Saturday at the Anna Maria City Hall pits.
Warmups begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by team selec-
tion. There is no charge to play and everyone is wel-
Golf benefit canceled
Due to a lack of early registration, the Sept. 26

golf tournament to benefit Manatee High School Her-
icanes girls soccer club has been canceled.
To learn how you can help the team fund road
trips, warmup uniforms and other expenses, contact
Islander sports writer/Her-icane coach Cassidy at
Chamber to host golf outing
The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce
is accepting registrations for its annual golf outing
at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 28, at the Bradenton
Country Club in Bradenton.
The cost is $125, which includes green fees, cart
rental, dinner and a gift bag.
For non-golfers who want to attend the awards
dinner, the fee is $35.
The event will raise money for the chamber's
scholarship program.
For more information or to register, call the
chamber at 941-778-1541.





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TRAILERS FOR SALE or rent: Sandpiper, Paradise
Bay, Twin Shores. Call for list with pictures. Vince
Meaney Horizon Realty, 941-315-1501.

SEMI-ANTIQUE WALNUT secretary, glass doors,
drop-front desk, $400. Antique drop-leaf table, seats
six, $300. Four antique dining chairs, Tell Furniture
Company, $100 each. 813-230-4577.

WANTED:YOUR OLD cell phone for recycling. Deliver
to The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

tables, 20 black wrought-iron high-back chairs with
padded seats. Several styles of large mirrors from 4
by 6, to 5 by 8 feet. $250-$400. 941-730-2606.

ANTIQUE FURNITURE: Mahogany buffet, $350. Small
antique burl-wood rocker, $200. 941-778-1102.

AERIAL PHOTOS of Anna Maria Island. View and pur-
chase online: www.jackelka.com.

FREEBIE ITEMS FOR SALE: Individuals may adver-
tise up to three items, each priced $100 or less, 15
words or less. FREE, one week. Deliver in person to
The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, e-mail
classified@ islander.org, fax toll-free 1-866-362-9821.
(limited time offer)

studio suite condo. Ground-floor end unit right on the
beach. End-of-summer vacation getaway two-night
special, $249. Reserve now, 941-962-8220.

GLORIA DEI LUTHERAN Church: All are welcome to
come and worship with us! Please call 941-778-1813
or visit us at: www.gloriadeilutheran.com for worship
times. 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

TERRY HAYES, REALTOR. Global market, market con-
nections. 941-302-3100. Terry. hayes @ sothebysrealty.
com. Discoverannamaria.com.

MANATEE SAFETY SIGNS, exclusively for boaters
available at The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes
Beach. 941-778-7978.

WANTED: FISHING GEAR: Anna Maria Privateers are
collecting new or used, repairable fishing poles and
reels, nets, tackle, buckets, etc. to give to children.
Donate your gear at The Islander newspaper office,
5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

FREE GUN LOCK courtesy of Project Childsafe, Flor-
ida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and
Holmes Beach Police Department. Free at The Islander
newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.
Don't be sorry, be safe.

BUTTERFLY PARK BENEFIT: Purchase a personal-
ized brick in the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park. Two
lines, $50. Three lines, $60. Forms at The Islander, or
call 941-518-4431 for more information.

LOOKING FOR A JOB? Islanders seeking employment
can market their skills with a FREE classified ad for up
to three weeks in The Islander. Submit 15 words or less
including a resume link, if desired, by e-mail to classi-
fieds@islander.org or deliver in person to 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. The Islander encourages employ-
ers to review the "employment wanted" ads when seeking
employees. And good luck finding the right job!


Meet Mercury, fast on
his paws, 3-months-
old, male, pit bull mix,
$100 adoption fee. Call
Julie Royal at SunCoast
Real Estate, 941-779-
0202. or Manatee
Humane Society,

ROSER THRIFT SHOP: Open 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Tues-
day and Thursday. 9 a.m.-noon. Saturday. 511 Pine
Ave., Anna Maria. 941-779-2733.

A SALE EVERYDAY at The Islander, 5404 Marina
Drive, Holmes Beach. Miscellaneous office supplies,
T-shirts, home treasures, mirrors and framed art.

HUGE SALE: NIKI'S: All sterling and gold jewelry 50-70
percent off, select art, collectables, antiques, gifts, crys-
tal, furniture, vintage jewelry discounted. Open 7 days.
5351 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

STOLEN: Red and black bike. KULANA and MAKA-
MAKA printed on frame. Beach Lane, Anna Maria. If
found, please, e-mail: alison@igsgroup.co.uk, or call
Liz, A Paradise Realty, 941-778-4800.

PARENTS NEEDED for loving homes to foster puppies
and kittens until they are old enough for adoption. All
food and medical provided. Julie, 941-720-1411.

Beach. Office and computer skills especially help-
ful. Call 941-778-2099.

assistant. Mac-friendly, people friendly, must know
Excel and Quickbooks. Resume/inquiry to news@

ing, etc. Local, mature, dependable woman. Perico Bay
Club resident. 941-896-7902.

RELOCATING TO THE Island and looking for change.
40s couple pursuing dream. Many possibilities. http://

ISLAND MOM NEEDING work. Honest, hard working,
personable. Gift shop, cleaning, restaurant work? Dawn,

ISLAND TUTORING. Manatee High School junior Chris
Perez tutors elementary or middle school children. Call

CALL ALEXANDRA, 15, for babysitting or odd-jobs.
Red Cross certified in first aid and babysitting. 941-

ISLAND TEEN EXPERIENCED, and certified child
care with Safe Sitter, CPR and Red Cross training,
seven days a week. Maggie, 941-447-4632 or 941-

CALL GUSSI E AT 941-778-7257 for babysitting. I have
experience with kids of all ages.

NEED A BABYSITTER or pet sitter? Call Kendall! First-
aid certified, great with kids and animals! Best on the
Island! 941-779-9783.

CASSIE'S DOG WALKING and house sitting. I can
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walker? Experienced. Red Cross certified in CPR for
all ages. Call the twins, Kayla and Ariel Jennis, 941-
TEEN WITH CHILD daycare experience and Red Cross
certified in babysitting. Loves children. Call Katie, 941 -
778-1491 or 941-447-4057.
TRISH AND KIM babysitting service, house cleaning
and pet sitting. Certified. Experienced. Call 941-538-
8922 or 941-538-2081.
LAWN MOWING/DOG walking? Will walk dogs any
day, mow lawns after 5 p.m. weekdays, after 11 a.m.
weekends. 941-447-7092.
CALL ZACK, 13, for odd jobs. Will do anything you need
done after school and Saturdays. 941-773-3185.
RED CROSS LIFEGUARD for private parties at your
pool. $10/hour. Call Marie Durocher, 941-795-4722.
11 -YEAR OLD girl can watch your 4-year old or younger
child. CPR-certified, references, experienced. Brianna,
KIDS FOR HIRE ads are FREE for Island youths under
16 looking for work. Ads must be placed in person at
The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive,
Holmes Beach.

Profitable, charming, easy to run. Confidentiality
agreement required. $95,000. Longview Realty, 941-

NURSES NEEDED FOR active quadriplegic. Five-hour
morning shifts and sleepover shifts are available, 9:30
p.m.-7 a.m. Travel opportunity. 941-383-6953.

LET US DRIVE YOU! Airports, cruise ports. Flat rates.
Anna Maria Sunshine Car Service. 941-778-5476.
puter misbehaving? Certified computer service and
private lessons. Special $40/hour. Free advice. 941-

dirt, salt. Thorough, reasonable, reliable. Free esti-
mates, licensed, insured. 941-778-0944.

WILDLIFE REMOVAL and relocation: Problem solv-
ing for all animals, big and small. Call Joe, Westcoast
Nuisance Wildlife Service, 941-778-3455, or cell 941-
looking for any odd jobs. Zach's back on Anna Maria
Island. 941-224-5854.
BE PREPARED THIS hurricane season! Document
your home and valuables on video. Helps with insur-
ance! 941-538-8002. www.silvervideollc.com.
ISLAND COMPUTER GUY, 37 years experience. On-
site PC repairs, upgrades, buying assistance and train-
ing. Call Bill, 941-778-2535.
TOTAL DOOR AND Window Service: Repairs, replace-
ments, sales, parts, storm catcher hurricane covers,
Simonton windows, Plastpro doors, ODL inserts.
TDWSINC@msn.com. 941-730-1399.
I DON'T CUT corners, I clean corners. Professional,
friendly cleaning service since 1999. 941-778-7770.
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FREE TESTING: Children ages 5-17. Reading, math,
writing, FCAT, Spanish, speech, ADD, ADHD, dyslexia.

HOUSE CLEANING BY Laura: Good references, happy
customers! 941-539-6891.
ISLAND PET NANNY: Loving in-home care for your
pets. Longtime Island resident, background check,
references. Karen Robinson, 941-779-2830 or 941-
COMPUTER GOTYOU down? Got a virus? Need wire-
less, network setup? Web site? Need help? Call JC,
of happy customers. Mom-Watch, Pet-Watch, Storm-
Check, windows, etc. Rentals our specialty. 941-792-
DESIGNER FOR HIRE! All your graphic needs cov-
ered! Web design. Call Jon at 941-545-0192.
BEACH SERVICE air conditioning, heat, refrigera-
tion. Commercial and residential service, repair and/
or replacement. Serving Manatee County and the
Island since 1987. For dependable, honest and per-
sonalized service, call William Eller, 941-795-7411.

ANYONE CAN TAKE a picture. A professional creates
a portrait. I want to be at your wedding! www.jackelka.
PROFESSIONAL I.T. SERVICES: Complete computer com. 941-778-2711.
solutions for business and home. Installation, repair,
upgrade, networking, Web services, wireless services. NADIA'S EUROSAGE Relaxing, healing massage in
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CHECK MY HOUSE! When you're away, we stay close
to home. We provide full house checking services to
ensure your house is secure while you are away. Call
941-928-8735, or e-mail check.my.house@verizon.
netfor details.
UPSCALE NAIL SALON: Nails on the Island. 30 years
experience. Gift boutique, nail products, handbags,
jewelry and sunglasses. 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.
Call for an appointment. Now offering in-home pedicure
services. 941-713-5244.
TILE AND MOSAIC custom installation, 20 years expe-
rience. References available. For a reasonable price,
call Sebastian, 941-704-6719.
MUSIC LESSONS WITH Koko Ray. Island studio open
now. Instruction in flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar and
piano. 941-778-8328, or evenings, 941-758-0395.315
58th St., Studio I, Holmes Beach.

CONNIE'S LANDSCAPING INC. Residential and com-
mercial. Full-service lawn maintenance, landscaping,
cleanup, hauling and more! Insured. 941-778-5294.

ISLAND LAWN SPRINKLER service and repair. Your
complete irrigation repair company. Call 941-778-

TREES BY BREEZE Inc.: Custom landscapes, tree
trimming, property maintenance. Insured. Since 1988.
Chris, 941-778-2837.

ECONOMY TREE TRIMMING, hedges, mulching.
Lowest prices starting at $15. 12-year Island resident.
Cell 941-951-1833.
$5-$95. Delivery and placement available. Summer
special, 25 percent off select boulders, limited quantity.
Also, we are a complete tree service offering trimming,
removals and stump grinding. Brad Frederick's LLC,
northwest Bradenton. 941-730-0001.
MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.

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941-713-4755 800-771-6043

Immaculate 2bed/2bath
condo with den. Built
in 2005, this like-new
condo has peeks of the
Gulf and a great rental
history. Covered
parking, deeded beach
access, storage.
Turnkey furnished. A supreme value in today's market.
This property will not last long. $389,000.

Call Jesse Brisson

native plants, mulching, trimming, hauling, cleanup.
Island resident 25 years. Call 941-807-1015.

scape needs. Shell $45/yard. Call Shark Mark. 941-
KARAZ LANDSCAPE LAWN service. Mulch, clean ups,
power washing, tree trimming and more. Cell, 941-448-
THE SWISS GARDENER: Full-service landscaping
and property management. 15 years Island experi-
ence. Licensed and insured. Call Allen anytime. Cell

LARRY'S BACK! SHELL delivered and spread. $45/
yard. Hauling all kinds of gravel, mulch, top soil with free
estimates. Call Larry at 941-795-7775, "shell phone"

VAN-GO PAINTING residential/commercial, interior/
exterior, pressure cleaning, wallpaper. Island refer-
ences. Bill, 941-795-5100.

TILE -TILE -TILE. All variations of ceramic tile supplied
and installed. Quality workmanship, prompt, reliable,
many Island references. Call Neil, 941-726-3077.

pentry, repairs and painting. Insured. Meticulous, clean,
sober and prompt. Paul Beauregard, 941-779-2294.

fine woodwork, countertops, cabinets and shutters.
Insured and licensed, 941-748-4711.

JERRY'S HOME REPAIR: Carpentry work, handyman,
light plumbing, electrical, light hauling, pressure wash-
ing. Call 941-778-6170 or 447-2198.

THE ISLANDER.The best news on Anna Maria Island
since 1992.

Large Duplex-zoned site more than 11,000 sf
with older structure. Property now priced below
County's value. Remove structure and build two
attached townhouses PLUS room for a pool. Was
$429,000, NOW $395,000!


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SINCE 1957
MarieFranklin, Li Real Estate Broker
941 778-2259 Fax 941 778-2250
E-mail amrealty@verizon.net
Web site www.annamariareal.com

Johnson Jr. Inc. New homes, porches, decks, remodel,
repairs, etc. Quality work. Fair price! 941-795-1947.

SOUTHBAY HOME REPAIRS: If it's broken, stuck,
loose, leaks, needs paint, etc. I'll fix it. Affordable qual-
ity work. 941-720-2906.

PAINT: AVERAGE ROOM, $75. Customer supplies
paint. Exterior, one story. Pressure washing. Free esti-
mates. New phone number! 941-721-7521.

REMODEL, ADDITIONS, NEW construction: Free
estimates. Quality work. Fowler Group Inc., certified
general contractor. 941-650-3649

RON AMES: ISLAND handyman for 40 years. Small
jobs. 941-932-7165 or 941-761-9028.

GABBARD MASONRY INC.: Custom stone and brick.
Fireplaces, pools, Jacuzzis, fire pits, grills, landscape,
patios. Paver brick, stone, glass block. Licensed and
insured, free estimates. 941-792-5206.
WINDOW SHADES, BLINDS, shutters and more. Life-
time warranty. Call Keith Barnett for a free in-home
consultation. Island references, 15 years experience.
941-778-3526 or 730-0516.

WEEKLY/MONTHLY/ANNUAL rentals: wide variety,
changes daily. SunCoast Real Estate, 941-779-0202,
or 1-800-732-6434. www.suncoastinc.com.

HARBOR PINES: LARGE 2BR/2BA, ground floor with
screened porch. Washer and dryer connections, water,
cable, close to college, Bayshore High School, shop-
ping. $725/month, Half off first month's rent. Call 941-
SANDPIPER 55-PLUS: Available Sept. 1. 2BR/1 BA,
furnished, bay water-view, walk to beaches, carport,
No smoking/pets. $675/month. 941-545-8923.

pool, spa, two boat lifts, designer interior, six month
to annual rental, $2,500/month. Available Oct. 1. 941-

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PALMA SOLA 3BR/2BA, pool, large lot short block to bay.
Wel maintained. $199,000.
RIVER OAKS WATERFRONT, 2BR/2BA condo, downstairs
end unit. Clubhouse, pool, tennis. $129,000.
GULFFRONT 1 & 2 BR, Available now. Weekly, monthly.
RIVER OAKS 2BR/2BA seasonal, tennis, pool, clubhouse. $1,700/mo.
CANALFRONT 2BR/2BA, family room, garage. Annual or seasonal.
CANALFRONT 3BR/2BA bayview, pool, boatdock,
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HOLMES BEACH DUPLEX: Ground level, furnished or
unfurnished. Steps to beach. One 2BR/1 BA and one
2BR/2BA Call Kathy Morgan 941-778-7115.

3BR/2BA SEASONAL: Heart of Anna Maria. Weekly,
monthly, steps to beach, coffee shop, theater, shops,
restaurants. 941-737-9662.

ANNUAL LONGBOAT KEY Village: 1 BR/1 BA unique
cottage. Totally renovated, washer and dryer. Small pet
OK. $1,000/month. Gulf-Bay Realty, 941-778-7244.

WANTED: ANNUAL RENTAL, 2BR/2BAclose to beach,
room to store kayak and bike. On Anna Maria Island.
Call Dan, 941-705-5561.

CANAL HOUSE: $1,350 plus utilities. 717-392-4048.

ANNUAL 2BR/1 BA GROUND-level duplex, porch. Anna
Maria City, Spring Avenue. $900/month includes water
and trash. 941-778-7003.

ANNUAL 2BR/2BA, BONUS room, tile floors. Garage,
carport, deck, steps to beach. 941-778-3427.

SEASONAL OR WEEKLY cottage-style rentals. 1 BR/1 BA
or 2BR/1 BA with pool. Walk to beach, shopping, restau-
rants. 941-778-3426. Web site 2spinnakers.com.

MOBILE HOME: 1 BR/1 BA. One mile from Anna Maria
Island. You own the land. Not a co-op. No monthly fees.
Steps to water. Great condition. Free boat ramp access.

BUILD WEALTH! Call or e-mail for our free brochure. Dis-
cover how easy it is to build wealth through short sales
and foreclosures. Adkins Florida Group, Wagner Realty.
Free@AdkinsFloridaGroup.com. 941-713-0635.

lanai, pool. $1,450,000. Brokers protected. 215 Chil-
son, Anna Maria. 941-567-6600.

REAL ESTATE ONLINE auction: Waterfront home.
4BR/3BA, Anna Maria Island. Shown by appointment
only. Bid online at www.atkinsonrealtyandauction.com
ab1141. E-mail: arlis@atkinsononline.com. 500 Bay
Drive S., Bradenton Beach. 800-756-4098.

LARGE WATERFRONT LOT for sale by owner. Boat lift
and dock. Easy access to Tampa Bay and Gulf. Ready
to build. $489,000. 527 74th St., Holmes Beach. Call
863-860-6085 or 941-779-0201.

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Skyway Bridge view. 230 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes
Beach. $550,000. 941-778-0019.

ISLAND "FIXER-UPPERS" from $289,900. These
homes need work. From $289,900. Call Vince Meaney
Horizon Realty, 941-315-1501.

CANAL HOUSE: $490,000.717-392-4048.

PRICE REDUCED: DUPLEX on two deeded lots,
both units 2BR/1.5BA, elevated, park under building.
$450,000. Call owner: 941-730-2606.

AUCTION: 16 residential lots ranging from .39-plus/
minus acres to 5.68 plus/minus acres in beautiful Roan
Mountain, Tenn.Three lots to be offered. higgenbotham.
com. 800-257-4161.

LOG CABIN SALE on five acres with dockable lakefront
only $69,900. 1,680 sf log-cabin kit on five acres with
lakefront on 12,000-acre recreational lake. Boat to Gulf
of Mexico. Excellent financing. Call now, 866-952-5339,
ext. 1560. www.grandviewharbor.com.

MORE CLASSIFIEDS equals more readers.

Prudential Palms Realty
Michelle Musto, PA Realtor
a LIDO SHORES! Great Price!
350 S. Polk, #304, Sarasota
Gulf Views! Great location! 2BR/2BA,
1036 sf, heated pool, tastefully furnished
and heated pool. Walk to St. Armand's
iCircle. $335,000. ML#A3911990
e-mail: miche llemusto@prudentia pa msrea ty.com

homes. REDC I. Free brochure, www.Auction.com. RE
No. CQ1031187.

OWNER MUST SELL: Four-plus acres, $57,300. Nice
oak trees, private access to lake. All utilities in. Ready
to build when you are. Financing available. Call now,
866-352-2249. www.fllandoffer.com.

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